Wednesday, October 27, 2010

NJ Anti-Bullying Bill


By Cerena Chen '13

In the aftermath of the Rutgers student suicide, New Jersey lawmakers introduced on Monday the “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights.” In addition to requiring that school officials complete anti-bullying training and agree to identify harassment as “good cause” for the suspension or expulsion of a student, the bill asks public colleges and universities to include an anti-bullying policy in their student codes of conduct. The Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities guide addresses bullying as an issue under “Respect for Others,” stating that “abusive or harassing behavior” is subject to “University disciplinary sanctions” and suggesting methods for resolution, although it does not specify the consequences for such behavior to the degree posed by the bill.

1 comments:

stopbullying said...

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http://www.haltnow.ca/ - Humanity Against Local Terrorism - HALT.

The more of our voices that say HALT; the more of our children we can save. This new website offers education, prevention, support and services to abused and bullied victims as well as hopefully finding a solution to stop this local terrorism of bullying, abuse and domestic violence within our communities. Please help us stop these senseless acts. Please take time to visit this site, become a member and add your voice.