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30 Jan 2015

Most Virginians Say Bullying Is Serious

Half of Virginians view bullying and harassment as a “very serious problem” at school, and another third think it is “somewhat serious,” according to a statewide poll.

08 Apr 2013

New Law Cracks Down on Bullying in Schools

Beginning in July 2014, each school board in Virginia must include in its student code of conduct a prohibition against bullying, including cyberbullying. Moreover, school divisions must educate teachers and other employees about bullying and “the need to create a bully-free environment.

08 May 2012

No Bullying in Richmond Schools?

The Richmond City Public School system hasn’t reported a single incident of bullying over the past four years. Local school officials have made a judgment call and classified such offenses as harassment instead.

08 May 2012

New Law Requires Anti-Bullying Training

During its 2012 session, the General Assembly passed legislation requiring teachers and other school personnel to receive training on anti-bullying tactics. Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed the legislation into law; it will take effect in July.