- To strengthen and enforce current laws within the State of Florida that seek to curb bullying.
- United States of America
According to the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) bullying is the most common form of violence in our society; between 15% and 30% of students are bullies or victims. NASP also stated between 1994 and 1999, there were 253 violent deaths in school, 51 casualties were the result of multiple death events; In school related deaths bullying is contributing factor.
Did you know that 25% of teachers see nothing wrong with bullying or putdowns and consequently intervene in only 4% of bullying incidents (NASP 2011).
This is why Florida needs a more comprehensive Anti-Bullying Law that seeks to provide a holistic approach to the root causes of bullying and educated faculty, staff, parents, and the community on what to look for and ways to combat it.