Though there are anti-bullying laws on the books, cyberbullying is not included, and therefore – basically – legal in Oklahoma. But now a state senator is trying to close that loophole to protect kids from bullying online. Remember, of course, PC Pandora monitoring software can help end the epedemic at home by letting parents know if they have a bully or a victim in their house…
Cheers to Senator Andrew Rice!
January 07, 2011
Oklahoma Senator Rice Introduced Bill Targeting Cyber-Bullying
Sen. Andrew Rice filed legislation today to combat cyber-bullying, a growing problem among Oklahoma’s youth. Senate Bill 152 strengthens the School Bullying Prevention Act to include cyber bullying.
“We have young people injuring and killing themselves because they are being victimized by their peers via videos, texts and entries on social media sites,” said Rice, Senate Democratic Leader. “Technology is changing rapidly and this has impacted how our youth communicate and interact with each other.
Unfortunately, it has also led to a disturbing increase in cyber bullying and we must strengthen our laws in order to protect our youth from themselves and others.” Read more ›