Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Florida Passes Nation's Toughest Bullying Legislation

Florida legislature passes what is being described as the nations toughest bullying law called the "Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up for All Kids Act". The new bullying legislation passed the Senate and Governor Crist has indicated that he'll sign it into law according to Nick.com.

Jeffrey Johnson was a student that took his own life after three years of experiencing bullying at school and on the internet. His mother, Debbie Johnson lead the fight to get the bullying bill passed.

The bill requires schools to follow up on reports of bullying by contacting parents of students involved, according to ABC news. The hammer however is that schools will lose their funding if they don't comply.

Other posts on bullying:

"Golden Rule Act" Anti Bullying Bill Passes

The Bully and the Bystander

Hero in the Hallway - You tube Bullying Video

Smile at the Bully Button

Bullying UK Resources

Judge Slashes Jury's $4 Million Payout To Boy In Bullying Case