Cyberbullying Bill Approved in Del. Senate
DOVER, Del.- Legislation to help schools deal with cyberbullying has passed in the Delaware Senate.
According to the bill, a statewide cyberbullying policy should be adopted by local school districts and charter schools. The bill would allow the Attorney General Beau Biden's office and the state Department of Education to develop cyberbullying policies for the Delaware's schools. Districts that use the new policy verbatim, can count on having Biden's attorney's at their side, if their policy is challenged.
Dover High School Associate Principal Tiff McCullough said he supports this bill.
"I see it daily, a majority of the issues we have involving verbal altercations stem from Facebook, Twitter, where kids are able to access the Internet," McCullough said.

Dover High School has a zero tolerance policy for bullying. Principal Gene Montano said issues outside of school get brought inside and that is when they have problems. He said help from the state is needed.

"That will help us as a school because most of the issues that come up are outside of school and they come into school because of the behaviors and what they're saying from outside," said Montano.

He added the additional support with a law is a start, but also parents need to be their own lawmakers and watch what their children are doing online.

"That'll help but we still got to work with the parent, because the parent has to be the person that's following up with the child and being aware of what they're doing, saying and who they're communicating with," said Montano. "That is important."
The bill was voted 16-2 in the Senate and will now move to the state House.
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