Friday, July 24, 2015

TGIF - stopbullying.gov

From a legal standpoint, bullying can be a difficult situation to define, let alone address. In the United States, such laws are generally handled at the local or state level, though there may be some situations where overlap can occur with existing federal laws on discrimination and/or harassment. I believe that education and advocacy can accomplish more than laws, in most cases, but there are times when law is needed, and knowing the laws in your state or locality can be of immense assistance.

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services maintains the website stopbullying.gov, which acts as a handy reference point for laws and policies across the country, as well as collecting educational information and tools that can be used for anti-bullying programs. If you or someone you know could benefit from this information, please take a look and pass it around. As far as that goes, I can't imagine there being anyone who couldn't benefit, so take a look and pass it around anyway.

Sometimes being a child can be difficult enough. Let's all do what we can to not make it worse.

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