Thursday, April 10, 2014

New Anti-Bullying Law In Minnesota

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New legislation is now in place that strengthens anti-bullying laws in Minnesota schools.

Governor Mark Dayton, who signed the bill into law, says he's not going to tolerate bullying.

The new measure provides school districts with guidance and the flexibility to adopt their own policies.

It also clearly defines what behaviors should be considered bullying, including online forms, and requires schools to investigate complaints and train staff how to respond.

Grade 11 student Jake Ross, who helped provide input, says it give all children the protection they need to stay safe.