senate Bill S7678

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes a task force to explore the effects of cyber-bullying in New York state and potential measures to address such effects

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Feb 06, 2018 referred to education


S7678 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S5786, A3057
2021-2022: A2206

S7678 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a task force to explore the effects of cyber-bullying in New York state and potential measures to address such effects.

S7678 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7678 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 6, 2018

Introduced  by Sen. KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to establish a task force to explore the effects of  cyber-bully-
  ing in New York state and potential measures to address such effects


  Section 1. A task force is hereby established to conduct a  comprehen-
sive  study  on the effects of, and potential methods to address, cyber-
bullying.  The scope of such study shall include:
  a. processes that school districts can use to develop  a  policy  that
prohibits cyber-bullying, such as a process that includes representation
of  parents or guardians, school employees, volunteers, students, admin-
istrators, or community representatives;
  b. procedures for school districts to implement that  assist  individ-
uals in reporting an act of cyber-bullying;
  c.  procedures  for school districts to implement to ensure prompt and
thorough investigations of reports of cyber-bullying;
  d. identifying existing staff that may be  able  to  assist  a  school
district in responding to an incident of cyber-bullying, such as counse-
lor services, support services, or intervention services;
  e.  the  potential  use of a statement in a cyber-bullying policy that
prohibits reprisals or retaliation against any person who reports an act
of cyber-bullying and the consequence and  appropriate  remedial  action
for a person who engages in reprisal or retaliation;
  f.  how  often  a  school  district  should conduct a reevaluation and
review of its cyber-bullying policy;
  g. additional methods school districts can use,  such  as  grants,  to
fund a program regarding cyber-bullying;
  h.  identifying  the  most  common  victims  of cyber-bullying by age,
ethnicity, religion, gender, or any other identifying characteristic the
members of the task force deem relevant;
  i. determining the most common mediums used in cases  of  cyber-bully-
ing,  including  but not limited to, text messages, websites, and social

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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