Governor Abbott Signs David’s Law

Chisom the Champ would like to recognize Governor Abbott for signing David’s Law, an anti cyber bully legislation that addresses need for legal and school intervention. His assistance and leadership in eradicating bullying is appreciated!

Effective Sept. 1, 2017, David’s Law addresses the need for Texas laws to keep pace with evolving technology. It requires school districts to include cyberbullying in their district bullying policies and notify a child’s parents if he or she is a victim or alleged aggressor of bullying. The law allows schools to combat and prevent cyberbullying by investigating off campus cyber-assisted bullying if it materially affects the school environment. It provides for schools to collaborate with law enforcement when serious or life-threatening cyberbullying situations arise. In recognition of bullying as a mental health issue, David’s Law encourages schools to invest in counseling and rehabilitation services for both victims and aggressors of bullying.”

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On Your Side,

Dr. Irene Okoronkwo-Obika
Owner & Founder of Triumph Psychiatry Consultants
Author & Founder of Chisom the Champ