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.
David’s Law Resources
Our David’s Law one-pager is available in both English and Spanish and can be downloaded for your reference:
Read David's Law
The Texas School Safety Center Bullying Checklist is available in both English and Spanish and can be downloaded for your reference:
Review Bullying Checklist
If your child is a victim of bullying/cyberbullying, the legal forms shared below may be an option to make it stop.
Legal Forms and Instructions
DISCLAIMER: These instructions and legal forms are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.
It is always best to hire a lawyer, and these forms are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. To get a referral to a lawyer or, if you cannot afford an attorney, to a free Legal Aid program, call the State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral Information Service at 1-800-252-9690.
2 Verified Petition and Application for Injunctive Relief
“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.