Supporting ‘David’s Law’ in Texas
David’s Law encourages schools to prevent and fight against cyberbullying.
The law was passed and signed into law effective on September 1st 2017. Requiring school districts in Texas to include cyberbullying in their district bullying policies and notify parents if their child is a victim of cyberbullying or is the alleged aggressor.
Cyberbullying is defined by David’s Law as “bullying arising from a pattern of acts or one significant act that is done through the use of any electronic communication device.
This includes a cellular or other type of telephone, a computer, a camera, electronic mail, instant messaging, text messaging, a social media application, an Internet website or any other Internet-based communication tool”.
How has David’s Law made a Difference?
David’s Legacy Foundation has already helped 192 families with legal advice for severe bullying issues.
According to a CDC survey, between the years 2017 and 2019 there were 20% fewer students bullied electronically in Texas schools and 23% fewer suicide attempts among Texas students.
How does Senso support David’s Law?
Senso’s online student safety monitoring software ‘Safeguard Cloud’ protects students from cyberbullying on school owned devices, whether they are in school or learning from home. Our internet monitoring software ensures secure online student safety and is designed specifically to prevent bullying and suicide risks with live alerts, keyword monitoring, website logs and online blocking features.
Report a Concern:
With the ‘Safeguard Cloud’ bundle, schools can also gain access to our ‘Report a Concern’ feature. For ultimate staff and student safety, each user can anonymously report a concern about themselves or someone else. Users also have the ability to take screenshots of the problem to allow the appropriate member of staff to tackle the cyberbullying incident.