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PeaceBuilders and California Legislators Keep Kids Safe from Bullying

Posted: Aug 15, 2011 | Posted by Kassy Perry | No Comments

Bills Will Reduce Bullying and Build Safe Communities

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Recent cases of bullying and an alarming increase in related suicides have prompted California legislators to introduce bills that will protect children from bullying behavior. PeaceBuilders – a bullying prevention program shown to reduce violence and aggressive behavior while increasing positive, peaceful behavior – has been working with legislators in support of bullying prevention policies.

“We know that children have had irreversible emotional harm caused by bullying,” said Michelle Molina, PeaceBuilders’ President and CEO. “These bills will take bullying out of the shadows and prevent children from falling victim of these harmful situations. We know that the children in schools that use PeaceBuilders feel safer and report fewer incidents of bullying and other violent behavior, allowing them to focus on learning.”

PeaceBuilders supports legislation that will strengthen California’s current laws and implement new ones to ensure that schools are safe environments where students can learn. The three bills are: