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It’s been over a year since anti-bullying legislation known as David’s Law passed. Now plans are in the works to consider revising the bill and enhancing certain parts. “There’s going to be a lot of conversations this legislative session regarding school safety and bullying I believe will come up in part of that conversation,” said Maurine Molak.
Two years ago, Maurine Molak was an accountant with a fear of public speaking. Her life changed when her youngest son, David, died by suicide. Now, she travels the state sharing his story, which was the basis of new statewide legislation called David’s Law.
“Hack the Bully,” calls upon hackers to create an online tool diminishing the power of cyberbullies by helping victims and raising awareness of the issue to bystanders in the community. Tacky Box, which offers a multi-sensory program to improve children’s treatment of their peers, is hosting an anti-cyberbullying hackathon beginning Friday at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center.
Star Belmonte, a 7th grader at Joel Harris Middle School, is a victim of bullying. She says her situation causes her pain every day. The 12-year-old claims she is physically and verbally attacked at school. “When I walk in the hallway, the girls make gagging faces like they want to throw up because they think I’m ugly,” said Belmonte. “They call me ugly a lot and they call me fat, stupid.”
Near the end of October, it’s not unusual to find people wearing the color orange. They do it to match the festivities of Halloween but on Oct. 25, the students of Sealy Intermediate School and Sealy Junior High School wore the color for a very different reason. Intermediate students combined their jersey day of Red Ribbon Week, another show of unity against drugs, with Unity Day by wearing orange shoelaces while the junior high students wore all orange outfits.
Throughout Texas, San Antonio is well known for having some of the most deliciously authentic Tex-Mex cuisine. Now, you can celebrate your favorite childhood throwback with an entire festival in its honor: Fideo Loco.
Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 179, also known as David’s Law, into law on Friday. “Cyberbullying is an epidemic in this country,” said Sen. Menéndez. David’s law will focus on prevention efforts in schools while offering consequences to those who wish to exploit and harass our children on the Internet. Read the full article at News4 San Antonio
By Justin Warren, The Beta Theta Pi Magazine Summer 2017 A Family’s Darkest Day – For a year beginning in 2014, bullies tormented David Molak, a 16-year-old Sophomore from San Antonio, Texas. See the full article here >
Lessons on social justice, doing what is right combined with classroom studies. Read the full article at KSAT12 Website >
Successfully accomplishing the first step in the legislative process, Senate Bill 179, known as David’s Law, passed in the Senate Committee on State Affairs and will strive to end cyberbullying abuse in younger generations. Read More >
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