According to social change advocate DoSomething.org, nearly 43 percent of kids have been bullied online. One in four has had it happen more than once.
If your child is the victim of cyberbullying and you have reported it to the school, then the school has an obligation to take certain steps to investigate and resolve the issue.
However, because there is no federal law regarding cyberbullying (although it may overlap with discriminatory harassment), some schools may not follow through to the extent required of the situation.
In the very least, if you feel that your child is still in danger because the school failed to take appropriate action, then you may want to consider whether or not to file a complaint against the school.
This, of course, can create its own set of challenges for your family, so it is not a decision to make on your own. We recommend consulting with an education lawyer who can help you navigate the best path to resolution.
California education attorneys have an extensive understanding of federal laws and California Code, which may or may not apply in your circumstance. To ensure you are addressing the cyberbullying crime in a legal manner, the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) of San Diego will refer you to a lawyer who can provide up to 30 minutes of free consultation.