I am watching NECN, and I do believe they just reported that Mass. has passed the anti-bullying legislation. I was distracted by Scott Montminy coming on after the report (he makes me laugh out loud) ...
At any rate, see this story from today's Globe, if you want more info.
I'm not necessarily pleased with this. I think most of us were probably bullied at some point in our lives (and some of us are bullied still). I know it can be more brutal now because of so-called social media sites, cell phones, etc. - but wow, a law?
I remember once, when I was in high school, a group of "popular" girls walking up to a "loser" girl who was sitting at a table eating her lunch and just by glaring at her, they made her pick up her half-eaten lunch and scurry away. I saw the girl (well, the woman now) has a profile on Facebook ...
And me ... you know me ... I once I had a group of girls show up at my house prepared to beat me up! Or so they claimed. Not sure why they would imagine my parents would let such a thing happen, but oops, my parents weren't home. I emerged unscathed.
I'm not sure they would have been stopped by any law, but I could be wrong. I have not seen the details yet, but it could be yet another unfunded mandate (financial burden) for the schools.
What do you guys think?
2 weeks ago