This law allows schools to combat and prevent cyberbullying by empowering them to investigate and address off-campus cyber-assisted bullying if it materially affects the school environment. “David’s Law” requires school districts to include cyberbullying in their district bullying policies and notify a child’s parents if he or she is a victim or alleged aggressor of bullying. It allows for schools to collaborate with law enforcement when serious or life-threatening cyberbullying situations arise. “David’s Law” gives parents and courts new tools to protect cyberbullying victims and strengthens options for schools and prosecutors in dealing with some of the most egregious forms of cyberbullying, such as suicide baiting. In recognition of bullying as a mental health issue, “David’s Law” also encourages schools to invest in counseling and rehabilitation services for both victims and aggressors of bullying.
We protect children and teens from all types of bullying through our advocacy work in Texas.
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“David’s Law” didn’t happen overnight – it took a huge amount of effort and commitment to pass but now it is the framework for all subsequent work done to protect our children.
David’s Legacy continues to advocate for new policies that protect our children. from bullying and cyberbullying and promotes mental health resources and suicide prevention programs in Texas.