Governor Sonny Perdue has signed Senate Bill 250, which strengthens Georgia’s anti-bullying laws, says WSAV-TV. The law requires parental notification for students involved in a bullying incident and directs the state Department of Education to develop a model anti-bullying policy that can be used by local school systems.
Source: WSAV-TV, 5/27/10, By Alice Massimi
[Editor’s Note: Background on the Georgia legislation is available at the first link below. In September 2009, USA Today reported that data compiled by the National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL) shows that 44 states have laws expressly banning school bullying; but the laws are largely ineffective and often unenforced. A summary of the article is available at the second link below.]