Jul132011

PeaceBuilders Applauds Governor Brown for Signing Cyber Bullying Prevention Law

Posted by Kassy Perry

New law addresses rising popularity and misuse of social media

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Michelle Molina, President of PeaceBuilders, Inc., which serves nearly a half a million children in California, released the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of AB 746, Cyber Bullying Prevention bill. The bill was authored by Assemblymember Nora Campos (D-San Jose).

“PeaceBuilders applauds Governor Jerry Brown signing AB 746 (Campos) into California law which will allow for teachers and administrators to suspend students who bully electronically, such as through social media.

“We know that children have had irreversible emotional harm – and in some cases even committed suicide – as a result of cyber bullying. This is a step in the right direction. The nature of bullying has changed and is no longer confined to the school yard. Children are bullied online where parents and teachers often do not see it until it is too late. This bill will bring bullying out of the shadows and ensure children have the safe learning environments they deserve.”

For further information about Michelle Molina or PeaceBuilders, please contact Julia Spiess at Julia@perrycom.com or (916) 658-0144.

PeaceBuilders is a science based, research validated inclusive school-climate program that creates peaceful learning environments. Founded in 1992 the program has been implemented in thousands of schools nationwide. The PeaceBuilders goal is simple, yet momentous – to ensure all schools will become peaceful learning environments where everyone learns, acquires and practices the skills to ensure positive and respectful behaviors in order for all students to achieve academic, as well as personal and interpersonal success. For more information on PeaceBuilders and PeacePartners, please visit www.peacebuilders.com.


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