NJ holds its 1st Week of Respect

October 3, 2011 5:15:25 AM PDT
New Jersey is holding its first "Week of Respect" as mandated by the state's new anti-bullying law.

Public schools across New Jersey will teach about preventing harassment, intimidation and bullying during the week.

The state's anti-bullying law, signed in January, is considered the toughest in the country. New Jersey had previously recommended schools have anti-bullying policies, but now they're required.

The law was adopted after the suicide last year of Tyler Clementi, a Rutgers University freshman whose roommate is accused of using a webcam to spy on Clementi's intimate encounter with another man.


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