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Parent and Teacher Seminar Explains David's Law

Dec 20, 2018

David’s Legacy Foundation will present twice about David’s Law to Frisco ISD parents and educators, once on the evening of Jan. 28 at 6:30 and again on the morning of Jan. 29 at 10. Frisco ISD Council of PTAs and Frisco ISD Guidance and Counseling Department staff are working together to make these events open and free to the public.

Each two-hour event focuses on safeguarding students online. Featured guest for the event is Maureen Molak, mother of the law’s name sake. Parents and educators may benefit from learning about cyberbullying, legal and legislative initiatives, solutions, partnerships, and what David’s Legacy offers.  The Frisco ISD Guidance and Counseling Department and Frisco ISD Council of PTAs will host both events will be in the Frisco ISD Administration Building, 5515 Ohio Drive, in the boardroom.

David's Law is a law enacted to protect Texas children from cyberbullying. It provides for schools to collaborate with law enforcement when serious or life-threatening cyberbullying situations arise. David Molak of San Antonio was 16 when he died by suicide after being harassed online.

Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 179, also known as David's Law, in 2017. The Texas law requires school districts to include cyberbullying in their district bullying policies and to notify a child’s parents if he or she is a victim of an alleged aggressor or bullying.

Teachers who attend and sign in for this event at the evening presentation can earn 1.5 hours of professional credit. Guests are asked to RSVP to Williama@friscoisd.org.

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