Proposed law could change district cyberbullying policies

Proposed law could change district cyberbullying policies
(Source: Raycom Media)

As kids head back to school, a proposed law could change district policies on cyberbullying.

"David's Law" is being proposed by Texas Senator Jose Menendez and an early draft of the law says school districts are required to include cyberbullying policies in their district policies.

It also would give schools authority to investigate bullying even if it happens off campus.

One Texas assistant superintendent said the proposed law may need some work.

"As a school district, we have enough hats as it is dealing with what's going on every day at the campus. We're very willing to help in regard to these children but my concerns with the law is it's putting the school district in a position of working outside of their jurisdiction," said Longview ISD Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Jody Clement.

The proposed law would also make electronically harassing or bullying anyone under the age of 18 a misdemeanor offense.

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