Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Cyber-bullies Beware

As of July 1, it is now a punishable offense in the HoCo school system to bully someone over the Internet. The school system's student code of conduct defines cyber-bullying as "harassing, humiliating, and/or threatening others on the Internet or via cell phones and other technology (e.g. emails, web pages, instant messaging). "

Punishment could range from a phone call to a parent to outright expulsion.

The school board also revised the code of conduct to address gang-related behaviors. See the new rules in pdf format here.

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