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What is David’s Law?

The mission of David’s Legacy Foundation is to eliminate cyber and other bullying, of children and teens, through education, legislation, and legal action.

GET LEGAL SUPPORT WITH THE DON’T BULLY ME PROJECT

The Don’t Bully Me (DBM) Project is working to bridge the gap that exists between those who are victims of bullying, parents, schools, teachers and the rest of the community with the goal of putting an end to bullying. The DBM Project aims to focus on providing legal services to resolve – through court order or other legal remedies – situations where serious incidents of repeated physical, social, and/or verbal bullying is occurring.

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Educate today with a speaker on cyberbullying

Much of what is happening today lies in a lack of understanding of what cyberbullying is and how much pressure it puts on kids.  That’s where we can help you.  You can book a speaker through this website to speak at your school about the dangers of cyberbullying and educate your students on David’s Law.  Our presenters will educate students and staff on what cyberbullying is, what the laws are, and how you can help protect yourself and other students from being victims.

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LATEST NEWS

  • San Antonio’s David’s Legacy Foundation fights cyberbullying nationwide

    San Antonio nonprofit David’s Legacy Foundation is joining the nationwide fight to push for legislation that would hold social media platforms accountable for preventing and mitigating dangers to minors, including the promotion of suicide, eating disorders, substance use and sexual exploitation as well as advertisements for certain illegal products. The Kid’s Online Safety Act, sponsored by U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, would require social media platforms to provide minors with options to protect their information, disable addictive product features and opt out of personalized algorithmic recommendations. The bill, introduced in 2021, also would give parents new controls to spot harmful behaviors and provide them as well as schools with a dedicated channel to report any harm to minors, according to a Kid’s Online Safety Act brief. To read more, visit the link below: Read HereREAD MORE

  • Commentary: Kids Online Safety Act would prevent cyberbullying

    Seven years ago, my family’s world was shattered by the death of our youngest son, David. At 16, David took his life after months of being continually harassed, humiliated and threatened by a group of students through text messages and social media. As we have learned, cyberbullying is a form of abuse that can lead to depression, low self-esteem, anxiety and, ultimately, suicide. As a result of David’s tragic death, my husband, Matt, our other two sons, Cliff and Chris, and I created David’s Legacy, a foundation committed to eliminating cyberbullying through education, legislation and legal action. Our foundation’s hard work with Texas lawmakers resulted in David’s Law in 2017 and David’s Law 2.0 in 2021. To read more, visit the link below: Read HereREAD MORE

  • Mother fights for bill that would protect kids using social media

    SAN ANTONIO – Maurine Molak lost her son, David, to suicide in 2016. She said he was the target of relentless and devastating cyberbullying that left him feeling helpless and hopeless months before his death. Since then, she’s co-founded the David’s Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit organization with a mission to eliminate cyberbullying and other types of bullying of children and teens through education, legislation and legal action. To read more, visit the link below: Read HereREAD MORE

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