Safe and Supportive Schools
The anti-bullying bill is a result of recommendations from the 2012 Governor’s Task Force on the Prevention of Bullying. The 54-page report concluded that Minnesota’s 37-word anti-bullying law was too weak to effectively safeguard students in Minnesota schools. The legislation is based on four recommendations made by the task force.
A child should never have to feel intimidated or harassed while they are trying to learn. Parents should never have to see their child so tormented from bullying that he or she withdraws, suffers depression, or even takes his or her own life.
Our children will be the future leaders and innovators here in Minnesota. It is our duty to protect them from unneccessary setbacks – such as the effects of bullying – and to ensure their physical and emotional well-beings. Stronger anti-bullying legislation will do that.