Mass. Anti-bullying Law Will Recognize Vulnerable Populations

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    Representative Alison Hanlon Peisch joined NECN to discuss the updates to the bill

    (NECN) -  On Wednesday, the Massachusetts House voted to update its anti-bullying law.

    Representative Alison Hanlon Peisch joined NECN to discuss the bill. She serves as the house chair of the joint committee on education.

    The bill would recognize certain populations who are more vulnerable to bullying.

    “What this bill did is add a requirement that the districts report to the Department of Education the number of incidents of bullying that were reported to them,” Peisch said. “So that we could see whether or not the law that we put into place in 2010 is having an impact.”

    The 2010 law focused on cyberbullying and traditional face-to-face bullying.