Washington, Oregon take steps to squelch cyber bullies

Two Pacific Northwest states have taken significant steps to control cyber bullying, which involves threats or taunts sent electronically.

Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire signed a bill May 9 requiring the state's school systems to amend their bullying policies to include electronic acts. Districts would work with the state superintendent's office and the Washington State School Directors' Association to create these new policies. Schools also are required to educate parents about cyber bullying.

Officials with many school districts say they will be distributing information about cyber bullying both on paper--in


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