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ERIC Number: EJ823565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0279-6015
State Laws and Policies to Address Bullying in Schools
Limber, Susan P.; Small, Mark A.
School Psychology Review, v32 n3 p445-455 2003
This article focuses on the recent flurry of legislation in states to address bullying among school children. The primary purpose is to describe, compare, and contrast current state laws about bullying. Specifically, a description is provided of legislators' definitions of bullying and legislative findings about the nature and seriousness of bullying. Next, an analysis is conducted of the stated purposes of these laws and their likely consequences. Following is a brief review of several states' efforts to develop model policies about bullying. Finally, recommendations are made about actions that legislators and other policy makers can take to best support educators in the development of effective bullying prevention policies and programs. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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