Cyberbully ban considered in Nebraska

Elkhorn Sen. Lavonn Heidemann introduced a bill (LB123) Jan. 18 that would expand the disciplinary powers of Nebraska schools in cases of cyberbullying. Current state law allows schools to punish students for harassment via email, text message or other forms of social media only if the bullying occurred on school grounds or at school events. The new proposal would allow school administrators to punish bullies, regardless of where the harassment occurred if it was determined the actions disrupted the school environment or threatened students or staff.

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on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011


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