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Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2017
Each year, students in elementary and secondary education fall victim to unacceptable behaviors with sexual overtones, ranging from inappropriate touching and online conversations to physical sexual assault. Most schools have policies and procedures for keeping children safe from a range of threats and hazards, such as natural disasters, flu…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Sexual Abuse, Victims, School Policy
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Weaver, Lori M.; Brown, James R.; Weddle, Daniel B.; Aalsma, Matthew C. – Journal of School Violence, 2013
State lawmakers have responded to school bullying by crafting antibullying legislation. By July 2011, 47 states enacted such laws, though varied widely in content and scope. This study systematically evaluated each state's antibullying legislation by focusing on the inclusion of individual, parental, and systemic protective factors through…
Descriptors: Bullying, State Legislation, Laws, Federal Legislation
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Hinduja, Sameer; Patchin, Justin W. – Preventing School Failure, 2011
School districts are often given the challenging task of addressing problematic online behaviors committed by students while simultaneously protecting themselves from civil liability by not overstepping their authority. This is difficult, because the law concerning these behaviors is ambiguous and continuously evolving, and little consensus has…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Bullying