Tag Archives: M.G.L. c. 71
Posted on 19. Oct, 2010 by lynette.
My daughter’s backpack always comes home filled with interesting things. Two days ago, an unexpected letter was there. It notified us that the students at her elementary school would be discussing issues relevant to our district’s anti-bullying focus.
We are now experiencing the impact of a Massachusetts law passed earlier this year requiring schools to deal with bullying in a comprehensive and proactive way. Passed in response to recent cyberbullying cases ending in suicides, such as that of Phoebe Prince, the law clearly states that bullying, including “through the use of technology or an electronic device”, is prohibited. And school districts are required to have prevention and intervention measures in place, to train staff and students accordingly, and to involve parents and community in the process.