Blankenbush Stands Up Against Cyber-bullies

Statement from Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C-Black River)
June 18, 2012

“Bullying doesn’t just stay in the schoolyard, it’s ever pervasive now with social media and available technology, and our children get little reprieve from constant harassment. That’s why New York’s laws need to be current and officially recognize cyber-bullying as just as real and just as damaging as physical harassment.

“Nearly a third of our children have been victims of cyber-bullying, and that’s why we must enable our schools to adequately recognize, address and help end this kind of torment. I’d even go further by requiring schools to notify parents that their child is being bullied. Together - parents, schools and the entire community - we can work on ending bullying of all kinds.”