A Watch-dog Organization - Advocating for Bullied Children
& Reporting on State Anti Bullying Laws
In 2010 Mississippi "updated" their anti bullying law with SB 2015. Same old, same old - still a C graded law.
2010 S.B. 2015
Senate Education Bills
SENATE BILL 2015 – Prohibits bullying or harassing behavior in the public schools. The bill requires all local school districts to adopt a policy prohibiting bullying and harassing behavior. Effective Date: July 1, 2010
Conference Report Filed, which:
Report Adopted by Senate
It is the belief of many Bullying Experts that Conflict resolution and Peer Mediation is not appropriate for a Bully vs. Victim situations, especially after bullying has occurred. Clearly, the victim should not be blamed or put on a "hot-seat" when they have been victimized by a bully. This is like putting a rapist in with his victim. In most cases, to save themselves from further retaliation, the victim will say, "I'm sure I'm at fault somehow" or "It wasn't that serious." When an abused housewife is confronted in front of her husband about the abuse, many times she even feels the beating she received for having the dinner late was justified. It's the same with victims of bullying and Peer Mediation/Conflict Resolution. Those programs are questionable when it comes to bullying. This code/policy rarely mentions the word "bullying" and is not an anti bullying law, nevertheless, Mississippi get a C for having a well written Policy as well as a clear code to punish bullies who intimidate or use threats against other students.