Take the Pledge Against Cyberbullying
David’s Law addresses the need for Texas laws to keep pace with evolving technology. It 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. The law allows schools to combat and prevent cyberbullying by investigating off campus cyber-assisted bullying if it materially affects the school environment. It provides for schools to collaborate with law enforcement when serious or life-threatening cyberbullying situations arise. In recognition of bullying as a mental health issue, David’s Law encourages schools to invest in counseling and rehabilitation services for both victims and aggressors of bullying. You can read David’s Law in it’s entirety here.
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’s focus is on providing legal services to resolve situations where serious incidents of repeated physical, social, and/or verbal bullying is occurring.
Understanding the problem of cyberbullying is fundamental to combating the issue. Often times people think kids are just being kids, picking on each other like when they grew up but technology has amplified the affects of bullying. There is no escape for a kid being picked on by going home.
We are here to not only educate people on what cyberbullying is but also to help educators recognize the signs of cyberbullying. We provide resources to educators to learn the signs of cyberbullying, understand prevention tactics for cyberbullying and to help students affected by cyberbullying.