School Climate & Safety

Internet Threats

By Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. (MCT) — February 08, 2012 1 min read

A new Illinois bill that went into effect on Jan. 1 gives school boards and administrators the power to suspend or expel a student if that student threatens a school employee, another student, or any school-related personnel on the Internet via social networking websites or other web-based tools.

“Bullying no longer takes place only at school,” says state Rep. Dwight Kay, the sponsor of the bill. “This bill gives school boards and administrators a way to deal with online threats from students towards other students, faculty or anyone else.”

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A version of this article appeared in the February 08, 2012 edition of Digital Directions as Internet Threats

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