Anti Bullying and Harassment Legislation in Texas and New Jersey!

I’m usually not on the same side as the Lone Star state politically, but this is exciting! Senator Wendy Davis has introduced new legislation that sounds great. First of all, she specifies training for teachers. Dealing with bullying isn’t simple, at all. Expecting that professional teachers and principles know how to deal with it intuitively is unfair and ineffective. The legislation specifies no retaliation against victims and witnesses. It includes off campus and cyber bullying. Off campus bullying was okay, why?

Best of all, in severe cases the bully can be transferred to a different school. Currently law states that victims can be transferred! WTF!

The details on NJ’s proposed laws are a touch more nebulous. Or, not as well reported on in this article. But, it’s anti bullying legislation that may well pass!