The Idaho House passed an anti-bullying measure Monday after some impassioned pleas from several lawmakers -- who talked about the experiences of their own children.

A bill that would establish an expectation for Idaho schools to intervene when a kid is bullied is headed to the Idaho House floor.

A bipartisan bill in the Idaho legislature would train teachers to deal with bullying and require them to intervene when they see it happen.

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The definition of bullying in Washington could be expanded to include any act of “emotional harm” against a student. State lawmakers took testimony Thursday on this potentially controversial revision to the state’s anti-bullying law. 

What's It Like To Be Young And Bullied?

Jan 3, 2014

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Overcoming.

About Shane Koyczan's TED Talk

Shane Koyczan describes growing up endlessly tormented by bullies. When he turned to spoken-word poetry to cope, he found that millions related to his anti-bullying message.

About Shane Koyczan

A north Idaho school district is launching a campaign to curb bullying. The effort includes curriculum changes and focus groups with a cross section of student cliques.

Schools May Have To Do More To Help Bullied Students

Mar 16, 2012

BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho’s public schools may have to do more when it comes to stopping bullying. The state Senate approved legislation Thursday that would require schools to give tools to teachers on how to spot and stop bullying. It also says school employees must intervene if bullying happens.

Democratic Senator Nicole LeFavour told her colleagues there was a real need for this bill.