The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act would require all colleges and universities in the United States to prohibit the harassment of their students. The bill would also compel the U.S. Department of Education to create a grant program to support anti-harassment initiatives on school campuses. While the Safe Schools Improvement Act and the Student Non-Discrimination Act focus on grades K-12, this is the only pending legislation that would protect students in institutions of higher learning. Tyler taught us that bullying doesn't end after high school, and America can't afford to lose more young lives. Our nation's college students deserve to be protected from online and offline bullying. Help protect them by signing this petition urging Congress to pass this life-saving legislation. For more information about what the Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act, click here.141 signatures
Singer/Songwriter Charly's new music video shows there is Hope and Support for those who have been bullied! 19 year old Charly experienced bullying and cyberbullying herself, but now she is using the power of music to reach people's hearts and stop bullying! Rock on Charly! Check out the video here:
On Sunday, students and parents held a candlelight vigil for Alyssa Morgan, a 12-year-old from Iowa who died by suicide in April. Alyssa’s mom said her daughter was bullied for being bisexual, and accuses her school of not doing enough to keep her safe.
"We want people to take away from this that bullying is a big deal and it needs to be addressed on every level at every school, not just Southeast Polk,” said organizer Bradley Thompson, whose son is also a victim of bullying.
The school district claims they have taken steps to address the bullying that Alyssa faced, but those steps are unclear and have not shown results. What happened to Alyssa is unacceptable, and the district needs to be held accountable. This means implementing putting steps in place to ensure that the next time a student is bullied, the teachers and administrators will intervene and what happened to Alyssa will not happen again! Be an Upstander and tell the Southeast Polk School Board that they need to protect their students from bullying!174 signatures
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