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Stand with StudentsFirst and Support Comprehensive Anti-Bullying Legislation

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      StudentsFirst

Every child deserves a high-quality education and a safe school environment.

High-profile student suicides and a rise in cyber-bullying have made it apparent that bullying is a reality for too many students.

While almost all states have some anti-bullying laws on the books, the laws vary greatly in form and strength and more needs to be done to ensure each state's policies are effective enough to ensure a safe learning environment for every child.

Comprehensive anti-bullying legislation should include the following key elements:

-A clear definition of bullying and harassment of students;

-Clear roles and responsibilities for schools, administrators, and teachers, as well as a requirement that all schools adopt anti-bullying policies;

-Training for teachers, administrators, and students;

-Investigation protocols for all reported incidents;

-School-level staff teams dedicated to and focused on monitoring bullying incidents and school climate.

School should be a safe environment -- both to protect our children and to ensure we're fulfilling the promise of an excellent education for every student.

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    • Rose Rodriguez SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      My kids have been directly affected by bullies in school and it needs to stop!

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    • Tracie Lee POWELL, OH
      • about 2 years ago

      I was bullied and my son was bullied. We need to educate the population on this issue!

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    • Jeffrey Stellfox NEWARK, DE
      • about 2 years ago

      I was bullied back when I was in school and no child should have to endure any type of bullying.

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    • carola washburn PEORIA, AZ
      • about 2 years ago

      I am a public school elementary school teacher. Bullying is aggressive behavior from children severely lacking in self esteem. Yet they manage to target students, and can make a school year miserable. In advanced grades, that bullying is so severe it leads to suicide, is heartbreaking and an enormous blemish on our society. Teaching character begins at home, is reinforced at schools. No child should lose their life due to the severe taunting and tactics of a fellow students. This is beyond heartbreaking, it is an epidemic that is unacceptable

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    • Michelle Gilan PAINESVILLE, OH
      • about 2 years ago

      i know the pain these kids are feeling. i bullied throughout all of my schooling years....

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