Fri February 3, 2012
Ohio Governor Signs Anti-Bullying Bill
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed an anti-bullying bill that requires schools to update policies to include harassment and intimidation sent electronically, such as over the Internet or mobile phones.
Kasich's office said he signed the bill into law on Thursday.
Referred to as the Jessica Logan Act, the bill was named for a Cincinnati teenager who hanged herself in 2008 after weeks of bullying at her school.
Among other provisions, it also says policies must be extended to school buses, that training must be available for staff and that parents are to receive an annual bullying policy statement.