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Sunday December 21, 2014

Governor Cuomo Signs Cyberbullying Legislation

 

English: Andrew Cuomo, 11th United States Secr...

English: Andrew Cuomo, 11th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and 64th New York State Attorney General as a candidate for Governor of New York, outside of City Hall, little American flags on his tie. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A few weeks ago NY State Legislature and Governor Cuomo agreed on a bill to help protect students from cyberbullying as well as other forms of harassment, bullying, and discrimination. Today, the new legislation was signed and will go into effect July 1, 2013. The new law is designed to strengthen a school’s response to harassment and bullying through improved reporting, investigation, intervention, training and prevention.

The new law cracks down on cyberbullying through the following provisions:

  • Requires Schools to Act When Cyberbullying Occurs
  • Ensures Proper Protocols Are in Place to Deal with Cyberbullying
  • Sets Training Requirements For School Employees to Help Identify and Prevent Cyberbullying

NY.gov