Protect Students from Cyber-bullying in Tennessee
  • Petitioned Tennessee State Senate

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Tennessee State Senate

Protect Students from Cyber-bullying in Tennessee

    1. Petition by

      TENNESSEE EQUALITY PROJECT

The Cyber-bullying Bill (SB488/HB301) introduced in the Tennessee General Assembly gives schools explicit instructions on what is considered cyber-bullying, and language to include in establishing school policies involving this offense.  As access to technology has increased, so have the avenues for potential bullying and intimidation.  The policies will be filed with the Commissioner of Education after development.

TEP supports legislation which mandates schools develop policies as outlined in this bill regarding cyber-bullying. While this bill does not include specific groups targeted for bullying in schools, the cyberbullying bill will go far to make schools safer for all students. 

If you live in Tennessee, send a message to your State Senator in support of the Cyber-bullying Bill. Then forward this petition to your friends and family in Tennessee by email, Facebook and Twitter.

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    • Deidra Francis MUNFORD, TN
      • over 3 years ago

      Cyberbullying is at an all-time in Tennessee. Facebook and Topix are areas of concern for me as a parent.

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    • Suzanne Chandler CARUTHERSVILLE, MO
      • over 3 years ago

      I am one of literally thousands of strong advocates against the hate site, Topix, that others have mentioned. Please help us contact legislators demanding that site be held accountable for the communities it has destroyed, which ties in to supporting a strong cyberbullying bill. Besides Topix, there are other vicious sites to be aware of as well.

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    • Jayson Ogletree HIGGSTON, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Let's also remember that many adults have their reputations destroyed because of this vicious type of bullying as well.

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    • Jack Foshee BUTTE, MT
      • over 3 years ago

      It is a serious problem throughout the country so I support all states. I know that a site called Topix is causing a lot of problems throughout the country as well as the other social networks.

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    • Theodore McKnight PLEASANT HILL,, TN
      • over 3 years ago

      Senator Burks, I am confident that you will support SB488 to protect our students from cyber-bullying. We just had a training workshop for teachers and others on working to provide safe school climates where students can concentrate on learning rather than on protecting themselves from bullying. This legislation will provide a much needed layer of protection for the students.

      Thank you.

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