Bullying http://kplu.org en Murray's Anti-Bullying Bill Targeting Colleges Limits Free Speech, Critics Say http://kplu.org/post/murrays-anti-bullying-bill-targeting-colleges-limits-free-speech-critics-say <p>Washington state's senior U.S. senator is hoping to revive a push for federal anti-bullying laws aimed at preventing harassment of college students based on their race, gender, religion or sexual orientation. But critics say such laws would impede on the students' First Amendment rights.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;visited the University of Washington campus Thursday to promote <a href="http://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/newsreleases?ContentRecord_id=791acfd8-d9ae-4ad8-baa7-8791d9a199bd" target="_blank">a bill she introduced</a> in the Senate late last month. The measure would require any university receiving federal funds to adopt policies barring "severe, persistent or pervasive" harassment against its students.</span></p><p>"If ... you want to keep those federal funds, you will have an anti-bullying policy," Murray said during her visit.</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:02:17 +0000 Kyle Stokes 16127 at http://kplu.org Murray's Anti-Bullying Bill Targeting Colleges Limits Free Speech, Critics Say North Idaho Schools Launch Effort to Change Bullying Culture http://kplu.org/post/north-idaho-schools-launch-effort-change-bullying-culture <p>A north Idaho school district is launching a campaign to curb bullying.</p><p>School officials in Coeur d’Alene announced Wednesday the effort includes curriculum changes and focus groups with a cross section of student cliques. It’s a response to a spate of recent complaints from parents and students.</p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 22:35:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 10139 at http://kplu.org North Idaho Schools Launch Effort to Change Bullying Culture Teen sues Aberdeen School District for not stopping harassment http://kplu.org/post/teen-sues-aberdeen-school-district-not-stopping-harassment <p>An African-American teen in Aberdeen is <a href="http://www.aclu-wa.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2010-12-07--Complaint%20Against%20Def%20Aberdeen%20SD.pdf">suing the city’s school district</a> for not keeping him safe from bullying when he was a student.&nbsp; He alleges administrators knew he endured racial and sexual harassment for years, but did little to stop it.</p><p> Wed, 08 Dec 2010 13:25:17 +0000 Charla Bear 304 at http://kplu.org Teen sues Aberdeen School District for not stopping harassment