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Stop Cyberbullying

Shutdown Cyberbullying - An initiative of the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference

The Virginia Department of Education Annual Discipline, Crime, and Violence Report defines bullying as "repeated negative behaviors intended to frighten or cause harm" that may include, but are not limited to, verbal or written threats or physical harm. Non-criminal behavior associated with bullying includes intimidation, taunting, name-calling, and insults. The YLC has assembled materials to help young attorneys engage the community on this issue.

 

Engage our youth! This page has resources you can take to your local school to present to a class. The video below and the materials on the right side of this page will fill a significant amount of class time and provide students with a good framework on dealing with bullying in their lives.

 

Join the campaign to stop bullying and give students resources and tools to deal with the problems bullying presents. For more information, contact the Hon. Helen Chong, Chair of the Children and the Law Committee.

Resources

 

Brochure

 

Student Materials

 

Teacher/Community Leader Materials

 

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Stopbullying.gov

 

VA Center for School Safety

 

Bullyproof: ABA YLD

 

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Laws

 

Civil Immunity - Teachers

 

Duties - Center for School Safety

 

Character Education

 

Reporting of Certain Acts

 

Model Codes for School Conduct

 

Special thanks to the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the U.S. Department of Education for their assembly of the additional resources above.