As of Sept. 1, Texas schools have expanded resources and jurisdiction to confront cyberbullying through legislation known as David’s Law.
During the Texas Legislature’s 85th regular session lawmakers produced bills aimed at improving mental health throughout the state.
When faced with kids being cyberbullied, parents feel compelled to use tools of the adult world to solve the problem, even going so far as passing laws.
Hannah Martinez, 13, and eight of her Alamo Heights Junior School classmates are being cyberbullied by an anonymous Instagram user.
The bill will be considered by lawmakers in the 85th legislative session and is expected to receive bipartisan support.
It had all the trappings of a teenager’s birthday party: friends and family conversing, arty cupcakes, gift packages, music, and singing.
David Molak, who committed suicide in January after being cyberbullied, loved Star Wars, vacation bible school tunes, and pop music.
The Texas State Senate Committee on Criminal Justice heard testimonies on cyberbullying, an issue that several speakers agreed has escalated in recent years, at the State Capitol in Austin Tuesday.
Back-to-school time brings a contrast of thoughts to mind: on the up side, new clothes or uniforms, new school supplies, and a fresh start with friends.
Eight months after Alamo Heights High School student David Molak took his own life in response to online abuse, his family’s efforts to prevent cyberbullying continue.