Thursday, April 28, 2005

HB 178: Bullying in Schools

H.B. 178, P.N. 183 (DiGIROLAMO) This would amend the Public School Code, Act 14 of 1949, P.L. 30.
The Office for Safe Schools would develop programs addressing the problems of bullying, harassment, and intimidation within schools. The Education Department would create a clearinghouse of information, including training materials, and a website on handling these problem behaviors. A school would be encouraged to create policies to prohibit bullying, harassment, and intimidation.

7 Comments:

At 7:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great idea. Building a child's self-esteem is the most important part of going to school and learning.

 
At 12:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, children should have self-esteem, but I am afraid that we have gone to the extreme of instituting measures to elevate "self-esteem" over learning. All the self-esteem in the world is not going to matter if the kids can't read and write. While I don't condone bullying, etc., in school, I see this law as nothing more than another basis for parents to sue school districts.

 
At 4:16 PM, Blogger Michalisa Pugh said...

This is long overdue. I recently saw a show in which a videotape of the attack was shown. The school did nothing to intervene in the child moved to another school district. Most schools do not have enforceable policies and procedures in place. There is a need for a zero-tolerance policy on bullying. The bully should be removed, not the child being bullied.

 
At 4:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teachers and monitors have stood back too long and let bullies pick on other students. It is imperative that school employees become involved, not only in protecting those who are bullied, but in helping the aggressors learn how to deal with their anger.

 
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At 12:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is long overdue. A child needs to feel safe in an environment they spend most of their time in. In todays's society the incidence of bullyng is a major sin in my eyes. All kids need an education and to receive an education they need to feel safe.

 
At 12:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is long overdue. A child needs to feel safe in an environment they spend most of their time in. In todays's society the incidence of bullyng is a major sin in my eyes. All kids need an education and to receive an education they need to feel safe.

 

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