Presented by the Education Law Association & OutLaw
A string of teen suicides took the public by surprise in 2010 leading to, among other responses, a day of wearing purple to commemorate the victims and bring awareness to the growing issue of teen suicides due to bullying. Much of the critique has also pointed to anti-gay sentiment and burgeoning online social media as causes of the growing problem. Massachusetts dealt with its own ground-shattering case when, in early 2010, 15-year-old Phoebe Prince committed suicide after relentless bullying both at school and online. Since then Massachusetts has created anti-bullying legislation in hopes of preventing another tragedy within its state.
On Tuesday, April 12, come hear a panel comprising a regulator, an advocate, a parent and a student discuss the impetus for Massachusetts' anti-bullying legislation and the impact it has had, especially for the LGBT community.
Lunch will be served.