Anti-Bullying Bill Has Strong Support in the D.C. Council

November 11, 2010  |  

(Washington Informer) — The District of Columbia City Council is considering a bill to outlaw bullying on its public properties. The Council is joining a growing number of legislative bodies at the local, county, and state levels to address the problems of minors who are being harassed by their peers. The bill, “The Harassment and Intimidation Prevention Act of 2010” is sponsored by D.C. Council member Harry Thomas (D-Ward 5) and would mandate that the D.C. public schools, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the University of the District of Columbia, the charter schools and library system establish policies and prevention programs to discourage and address cyber-bullying and similar offensive behavior.

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