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Senate passes cyber-bullying bill

A bill seeking to prohibit cyber-bullying in Florida's schools is headed to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott.

The proposal gives school administrators new authority to police bullying that takes place electronically or online.

On Monday, it won unanimous support in the Senate.

"As an educator and legislator, I'm pleased to see that my colleagues on both sides of the aisle came together to bring this bill to law," said Sen. Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, who sponsored the bill in the upper chamber. "In our digital age and society teachers and administrators need the ability to protect our Florida gems from the unwanted attacks students receive online."

The House passed the bill 118-0 in early April. 

Read our earlier story here.

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Nancy Marquez

The program is great at least in a very simple way student's who feel inferior to the crowd would somehow develop confidence to communicate with others and also learn tips to avoid and fight bullying struggles. But this bullying issues, the parents are the one who got a strong responsibility to make ensure the child's safety. Part of it I suggest giving them this panic button service, in a single press of panic button a massive response of help from your safety network and 911 if needed will be in your hands at a short span of time. Try to goggle safekidzone in any browsers your comfortable with. Through this somehow you'll feel that you are still connected with your child even though your not around because you would never know when and how will they be in trouble.

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