Tell New Jersey: Pass The Anti-Bullying Bill Of Rights
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After gay Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi's tragic suicide, New Jersey has proposed new anti-bullying laws in the hopes of making them the strongest in the country. Currently, New Jersey's law "encourages" anti-bullying classes. The new law would make them mandatory in K-12 and change language in the college codes to ensure bullying on campus could be properly punished.
It's about time. Too many young men and women, gay and straight, have taken their lives after being cruelly bullied by classmates. The new law would require public school staff to be trained to prevent suicide and deal with intimidation and bullying. Schools and colleges would have to form safety teams to talk about bullying and review how instances of bullying are handled.
The New Jersey State Senate and Assembly have passed this bill. Tell Governor Chris Christie to pass the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, before another tragedy happens.
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