The More You Know in collaboration with NBC News has partnered with leading non-profits Common Sense Media and NetSmartz Workshop to produce the first eBook in The More You Know Learning Series on digital literacy and Internet safety. The eBook provides an informative, interactive, media-rich learning tool for parents and teachers of children ages six and older about responsible Internet behavior including topics like filtering and parental controls, how to find safe sites and cyberbullying. Also included are four video comic books for kids focused on real-life situations that may arise when they go online.
Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies (2011) reviews states’ bullying laws and model bullying policies and school districts’ bullying policies. The report uses the U.S. Department of Education’s guidance document, “Anti-Bullying Policies: Examples of Provisions in State Laws,” as an organizing framework for the review.
Key findings include: As of April 2011, 46 states had bullying laws, 45 of which directed school districts to adopt bullying policies. Forty-one states had model bullying policies. Thirty-six states included provisions in their education codes prohibiting cyberbullying or bullying using electronic media. Thirteen states specified that schools have jurisdiction over off-campus behavior if it creates a hostile school environment.