Latest News on Cyberbullying


May 7th, 2011

Focus again on lawmakers to take action to halt bullying
Anti-bullying advocates in Michigan may be closer than ever to landing a state law requiring educators to crack down on schoolyard tormentors. After several failed attempts over the past decade, a Senate bill directing school districts to adopt anti-bullying policies is making its way through the Legislature, and supporters say they're confident they'll be successful this time.

Area schools endorse anti-bullying legislation
Local school officials endorse all efforts by the Texas House to try and prevent bullying in public schools across the state, although most schools already have active anti-bullying programs.

Steel Valley Teacher Investigated In 'Sexting' Probe
PITTSBURGH -- Investigators from the Allegheny County District Attorney's office are investigating a Steel Valley math teacher who is accused of sending sexually explicit text messages to students. Channel 11's Alan Jennings reported on Friday that police executed a search warrant at the female teacher's home, seizing her cell phone and other computer-generated evidence.

Advocates urge community to fight bullying
York, PA - Bullying isn't new, but it's something everyone in the community needs to work on, local child advocates say."We all have to get more engaged," said Bev Mackereth, director of York County Human Services.

Erasing Cyberbullying, One Keystroke At A Time
NEW YORK -- In a sweltering classroom in The Mary Louis Academy of Jamaica Estates, Queens, freshman Regina Maghirang, 15, sat down at a computer, logged onto Facebook and hit delete. More than once. Her friends did it, too. 

Help Protect Kids from Cyberbullying brochure from Microsoft

Microsoft has released a brochure Protecting Kids from Cyberbullying and it’s now available for download at the Microsoft Download Centre.This brochure defines what cyberbullying is, how to help kids avoid it and what to do if your child is being cyberbullied.




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