Tag Archives: cyber bullying

Could an Anti-Cyberbullying Bill Do More Harm Than Good For Texas Kids?

Could an Anti-Cyberbullying Bill Do More Harm Than Good For Texas Kids?

Originally published in the San Antonio Current In December, a pair of San Antonio state lawmakers filed a bill to address what seems to be a universally agreed-upon menace: Cyberbullying. In particular, aggressive cyberbullying across social media platforms by school-aged kids — the kind that can push kids to commit suicide. But with its focus

Calls to Pass Cyberbullying Law on Anniversary of Student’s Death

Two San Antonio lawmakers are calling for the passage of an anti-bullying law named in honor of David Bartlett Molak, a 16-year-old Alamo Heights High School student who one year ago committed suicide after being bullied by classmates on social media over his physical appearance. To mark the first anniversary of Molak’s passing, State Senator

SA Lawmakers File Anti-Bullying Law

On November 14, State Senator Jose Menendez and State Representative Ina Minjarez will introduce a law aimed at preventing and combating cyber-bullying. The bill is being filed on the first day legislation can be introduced for consideration by the 85th session of the Texas Legislature. The new measure, dubbed David’s Law, is named after David

How Would Texas’ Cyberbullying Law Navigate the Murky Waters of Free Speech?

Originally published in the San Antonio Current Senator José Menéndez will have to bridge a tough line in his proposal to make cyberbullying a crime — one that balances the First Amendment rights of students with his attempt to crack down on online harassment. The proposed legislation is called “David’s Law.” It’s named after 16-year-old

Top Ten SA Schools With Most Bullying Complaints

A report published on August 22 in the San Antonio Express-News reveals there were 777 claims of bullying and harassment in San Antonio area schools during the 2014-2015 school year. The list was compiled from information the Express-News obtained under the Texas open records law. Seventeen school districts representing almost 200 schools were tallied. While

Top