Supporters of the bill consider it a partial victory only because of two major omissions, protection for children in private schools, and protection from cyber bullying.
Online PR News – 24-June-2010 – – New York Anti Bullying Bill Goes To Governor, But No Mention Of Cyber Bullying
After what seemed like a lifetime, on June 22, 2010 The New York Senate passed the Dignity for All Student Act by a vote of 58 to 3. The Bill in its design is an anti-bullying bill that includes protection from bullying and discrimination on the basis of race, gender, weight, and expression.
Supporters of the bill consider it a partial victory only because of two major omissions, protection for children in private schools, and protection from Cyber Bullying. Tyronne Jacques of www.removeitnow.com an expert in Cyber Bullying Prevention says that the new arena for bullying is no longer the playground, but rather the internet.
“Many of the in school bullying cases were intensified late in the evenings on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. To sign a bill into law that does not allow for protection from cyber bullying is the equivalent of treating a condition like cancer, with a prescription for peppermints.”
Robert O. Trestan, a lawyer for the Anti-Defamation League, said New York’s bill did not include a clause about bullying on the Internet. About half the states with bullying laws do so, he said.
“I’m hopeful,” Mr. Trestan said, “that the Department of Education includes a component on cyber bullying, because that’s the way that bullying in schools is manifesting itself.”
Tyronne Jacques says that he is counting on The Safe Schools Improvement Act to include protections against all forms of bullying, including those that take place once the child has made it home. The Safe Schools Improvement Act is a Federal Anti-Bullying Bill introduced in the House with 114 bipartisan cosponsors that would require schools that receive federal funding to have enumerated anti-bullying policies.
The nine other states that have enumerated anti-bullying laws are California, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Vermont and Washington.
Only six states in the nation remain without any bullying protections in law. They include North and South Dakota, Hawaii, Montana, Missouri and Michigan.
Remove It Now.com is a website dedicated to teaching consumers how to remove insidious content from the 1st page of Google and other search engines. Parents are also given the option of receiving Free Cyber Bully Alerts that will notify them the moment their child’s name is published onto the internet.
Remove It Now.com has emerged as the leaders in the field of Cyber Bully Protection, and is currently protecting teens in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.