Toughest anti-bullying law in U.S. takes effect in N.J.

The “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights” requires school employees to report all bullying incidents they learn about, even if they occurred outside of school. Supporters say they hope it will change the culture and reduce bullying,Linden Schools Superintendent Rocco Tomazic said the goal of the law is good, but isn’t sure how effective it will be.”People may say it’s too intrusive and that everybody could adjust to it, particularly the Legislature,” Tomazic said.  “On the other hand we may actually find cases where, because there’s so much attention, people are coming forward with things that they used to just tolerate.”School administrators who don’t investigate reported incidents would be disciplined, and students who bully could be suspended or expelled.

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