An update from the School Bullying Council stated that “Schools will have broader authority to crack down on cyberbullying with a new electronic harassment law the Legislature passed this year. If Gov. Peter Shumlin signs the bill, which he is expected to do in the coming weeks, principals and administrators will be able to discipline students who use online methods to harass or bully another student.
Parents should take note that this law identifies cyberbullying in statute for the first time, and it also allows school administrators to suspend or expel a student for an action that does not occur during the school day or on school property.
This makes it all the more important for parents to be aware of what is going on with their child’s social life both online and offline. Communication with your child is always key, but parental monitoring software like WebWatcher, and WebWatcher Mobile can help ensure that cyberbullying on your child’s PC is a non-issue.