HB 2790 will be heard Thursday, March 10th.
Author: Rep. Claudia Griffith
Co-Author: Rep. Lee Denney
Please contact your Representative (Find My Legislator) today by phone to show your support for HB 2790 – amending Oklahoma’s definition of Bullying to reflect a prevention mindset. Let them know that you support bullying prevention among Oklahoma students!
Make your voice be heard:
- Share your story and share why bullying prevention is important to you.
- The new language promotes a prevention mindset by:
- Clarifying and strengthening a school’s ability to investigate suspected incidents of bullying regarding power imbalances that are observed or perceived.
- Identifying bullying the first time it happens, steps can be taken to prevent future incidents of bullying.
Bullying and Harmful Outcomes 2
- Youth who are bullied are:
- More likely to experience a decrease in academic achievement, GPA and standardized test scores, and school participation.
- More likely to miss, skip, or drop out of school.
- At higher risk of being physically harmed, depressed, anxious, stressed, have a negative view of school, and suicidal thoughts.
1. 2015 Oklahoma Youth Risk Behavior Survey