The legality of cyber-recess monitors

A bill that would require schools to adopt policies against online bullying received the endorsement Thursday of the House Education Committee. The bill advanced despite testimony from an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer that the measure might not pass constitutional muster.House Bill 1072 by Rep. Shirley Walters, R-Greenwood, would amend an existing state law that requires the board of directors of every school district to adopt policies to prevent bullying of students. Walters’ bill would add a definition of bullying and would expand the law to cover bullying “by an electronic act,” whether on or off school grounds.

More from the Arkansas News Bureau with commentary from ZDNet. Previously from WNM: Stealing your cyber-milk money

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