What does this mean for your children?
The original New York State Anti-bullying act of 2010 was amended to include cyberbullying, defined as
"harassment or bullying by any form of electronic communication, and include incidents occurring off school property that create or would foreseeably create a risk of substantial disruption within the school environment."
The amendment also broadens the to include the way in which instruction is delivered in schools, expanding the concepts of tolerance. Tolerance according to the amendment includes "an awareness and sensitivity in the relations of people, including but not limited to, different races, weights, national origins, ethnic groups, religions, religious practices, mental or physical abilities, sexual orientations, gender identity, and sexes".
To read the Dignity Act - click here.