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New law targets cyber-bullying in Illinois

Posted by wlpo on August 2, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) – Governor Pat Quinn has extended the state’s ban on student cyberbullying to include actions outside of school.

Quinn signed a bill Friday prohibiting bullying of students via electronic technology even when they’re not in school. It applies to devices that aren’t owned or used by a school.

The new law also requires schools to investigate any act of bullying that disrupts school operations or education processes.

The law takes effect January 1st.

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