Bullying Prevention Blog

Make Bullying a Crime?

Should bullies and by-standers who do not act to stop bullying be held accountable as criminals under the law? According to a recent article by Joe Duggan, 14 states have laws that criminalize bullying. H.E.A.R. co-developer and subject matter expert, Sue Swearer, disagrees with this practice. Duggan quotes her as saying, “We know that many youth who bully others are bullied as well. Criminalizing a behavior that is complex and influenced by multiple factors is not best practice.”

What do you think? To read the full article, go to omaha.com.

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