Do U.S. laws go far enough to prevent bullying at school?
Out of the 46 states with anti-bullying laws in place, 36 have provisions that prohibit cyber bullying and 13 have statutes that grant schools the authority to address off-campus behavior that creates a hostile school environment. Copied from Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS ED’s PREVENTION NEWS DIGEST–Vol. 6, No. 55).
The nationwide effort to reduce bullying in U.S. schools can be regarded as part of larger civil and human rights movements that have provided children with many of the rights afforded to adults.
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