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April 5th, 2011

New Mexico Law Targets Bullying
New Mexico has joined in the fight against bullying with a new law. The law requires public schools to have a bully prevention program by the start of next school year. Texas has had a similar law in place since the mid 90s, but teachers aren't sure any kind of law is effective.

‘Sexting’ Bill Passes Senate Utilities Committee
A bill easing the penalties for “sexting” unanimously passed the Senate Communications, Energy and Public Utilities Committee on Monday, leaving it with just one stop to go. The bill now heads to the Senate Budget Committee before heading to the floor.

Scottsdale Unified preparing to roll out new sex-ed curriculum
The Scottsdale Unified School District is planning to update its middle school sex-education curriculum to include more information on dating violence and technology issues such as "sexting."

St. Louis Park principal put on leave amid complaints
St. Louis Park school principal has been placed on leave following parent complaints about her leadership. Chris Clarke, who has two young daughters at the school, attended the March 21 meeting and said parents are concerned over poor communication from the school and safety issues after a couple of bullying incidents were not resolved or discussed with parents.

Warnings on 'sexting' after boy is assaulted
Campaigners issued warnings today of the dangers of posting intimate photographs on the internet after a schoolboy was sexually assaulted by a fellow pupil when they traded pictures online. The 15-year-old was lured to a lavatory at Wallington Grammar School by Simon Preston, now 18, who groped him.

Luis Mijangos Guilty of Being Sextortion Hacker
Santa Ana's Luis Mijangos, who had previously pleaded not guilty to 16 federal charges, pleaded guilty Monday to two federal counts related to his tricking about 230 people into downloading a virus that allowed him to hack into their computers, and then extort from them sexually explicit videos of themselves. 

A nude photo, and altered lives
Lacey, Washington-- One day last winter Margarite posed naked before her bathroom mirror, held up her cellphone and took a picture. Then she sent the full-length frontal photo to Isaiah, her new boyfriend. Both were in eighth grade. They broke up soon after.

Girl's suicide prompts law on bullying
New laws under which workplace bullies will be imprisoned for up to 10 years have been welcomed by the family of a 19-year-old woman who committed suicide after being tormented by workmates.



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