Children and the Law Weekly News Round-up: April 20, 2012

Children’s Defense Fund Releases New Report. The Children’s Defense Fund released a new report this week: “Protect Children, Not Guns 2012.” In the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting, the report calls on readers to stand up and take action to stop gun violence against children.

Facebook Issues Guide for School Counselors. Facebook issued a special guide this week targeted for school counselors. The guide was contains best practices for teaching students how to use social networking safely.

California Legislature Passes Online Bullying Law. The bill, which passed the California Assembly unanimously this week, would give more power to schools to stop bullies from harassing classmates online.

New Security Issues for Youth at Giddings State School. The Austin-American Statesman covers some of the highlights of a new report detailing gang-related security issues.

Los Angeles Students Meet to Discuss Bullying. LA Times covered a gathering of thousands of LAUSD students who met to watch and discuss the new documentary “Bully.” Special Education Law Blog wrote a post last week giving some statistics on how many students are affected by bulling, reviewing the new movie, and offering a unique perspective on bullying from the perspective of students with autism.

Another Child Dies While Being Improperly Restrained. COPAA covers the story. Read our post to see how you can help pass federal legislation to stop unnecessary deaths.

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