Tough anti-bullying law goes into effect in N.J.

08/31/2011 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

New Jersey's tough new Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, which takes effect tomorrow, requires schools to designate anti-bullying specialists to investigate complaints, districts to have anti-bullying coordinators and the state to evaluate their efforts. New programs include instruction for kindergartners on the difference between tattling and telling, and lessons for high-school students on the role of bystanders in bullying. However, some say the new law reaches too far and does not provide schools with the resources they need to implement its requirements.

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