A single paragraph in Kevin Cullen’s Globe column today effectively summarizes the case for passing the proposed anti-bullying legislation:
“What the community, and even more so the students, needs is a strong antibullying policy that explicitly explains what it is. And it has to include cyberbullying and all forms of hazing,” Coloroso said. “Secondly, there’s got to be a procedure in place to determine how they handle the bully, how they protect the target, and what they are going to do with any bystander who may have contributed to this mess and protect them if they are a witness. They don’t have that yet.”
Schools need an explicit anti-bullying policy.
They need a required procedure on what to do.
“They don’t have that yet.”