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Protecting students from online bullying
Florida lawmakers are looking at ways to make a new law aimed at protecting students, more effective.
Students say bullying at school is common, but alerting school administrators is not all that popular.
This past legislative session lawmakers passed a law that bans online bullying.
Lawmakers now want to know what legal authority a district has to get students' cell phone or computer records to access their social networking sites.
"To do this it takes a combined effort of everyone. That's the teachers in the schools and the students and parents as well."
School districts across the state have been required to implement their own rules against online bullying.
The law passed this year and is an extension of the Jeffrey Johnson act which required all districts to adopt a policy banning bullying and harassment.
Its estimated 28 percent of students are bullied at school.