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David’s Law – what is it and how can we help?

03/23/2018

what is David’s Law?

Senate Bill 179 (formally known as David’s law) was named after 16-year-old David Molak, a high school student, died by suicide after being harassed through cyberbullying. This new Bill aims to bring awareness and new policies into schools to help deal with and combat cyberbullying.

what is cyberbullying?

“Cyberbullying”, as defined in David’s Law, means bullying arising from a pattern of acts or one significant act that is done through the use of any electronic communication device, including a cellular or other type of telephone, a computer, a camera, electronic mail, instant messaging, text messaging, a social media application, an Internet website, or any other Internet-based communication tool.

what does this new Bill mean for schools?

who is covered by this new Bill?

how can Impero Education Pro help with David’s Law?

To help counsellors and teachers with this, we, alongside a number of specialist organizations and charities, produced our online safety handbook, which provides advice around a number of online dangers including bullying and trolling. You can download this here.

Our risk management features provide live thumbnail views of your devices, captures key terms typed anywhere on the network, and collates these captures as evidence; required as part of the new Bill to notify parents if their child is a victim of bullying.

Your school policy must include a method for students to report bullying anonymously and Impero Education Pro includes an anonymous reporting tool, named Confide. This enables students to report safeguarding and welfare concerns, either about themselves or another student, to a trusted member of staff.

 

To find out more about David’s Law, including more details about this new Bill and how you can get involved, you can visit the David’s Legacy Foundation, a non-profit organization set up by David Molak’s parents, dedicated to ending cyber-assisted bullying. To learn how Impero Education Pro can help your school to comply with David’s Law, click here to book a demo.

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