Article for Attention Magazine, August 2013 CHADD By Ellen A. Callegary, Esq.
Strategies for parents when child is bullied
According to the US Department of Education, forty-six states now have antibullying laws in place, with eighteen providing specific protections to protect students with disabilities who are bullied. Maryland, along with New Jersey offers the broadest antibullying protections.
What is bullying? Maryland law defines “bullying, harassment, or intimidation” as intentional conduct, including verbal, physical, or written conduct, or an international electronic communication. Electronic communication includes communication transmitted by any electronic device, including a cell phone, computer or pager. Many other states include a similar definition.
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