Welcome to

Capitol News Service

Florida's Best Political Television Coverage

Recent Posts

Capitol News Service Channel

Oops, something went wrong.

RSS Capitol News LIVE

  • Proposed Surface Water Standards Under Fire 1, May23, 2016
    Citing new science, The state is proposing changing the standards for chemicals that can be released into surface waters, but as Mike Vasilinda tells us, environmental groups are crying foul. The state is proposing changing the criteria for releasing 43 regulated chemicals into surface waters. It would also allow higher limits for about half of […]
    Mike Vasilinda
  • Searching For a Great Florida Man 1, May19, 2016
    Who’s statue should be enshrined in Washingotn, DC as a representative of Florida? As Matt Galka tells us, the Department of State needs your help for nominations…and plenty of people are already weighing in. The Department of State is looking for a great Florida man (or woman). The Florida legislature voted earlier this year to […]
    Matt Galka
  • Insurers Challenge Law Requiring Beneficiary Search 1, May18, 2016
    Florida made national news when it required life insurers to look back 25 years and pay beneficiaries that have not come forward, but as Mike Vasilinda tells us, four companies have filed a legal challenge to the legislation. Authors of the legislation say Insurance companies regularly check the national death master file but when some […]
    Mike Vasilinda
  • Economists Debate Gambling Proposal 1, May18, 2016
    A proposed constitutional amendment on gambling for 2018 ( two years away) has some state economists and opponents scratching their heads already. Matt Galka has more. More casinos? Less Casinos? What about slots…and more table games? They’re all recurring questions that Florida faces…and the clarity is lacking right now.   A proposed constitutional amendment for […]
    Matt Galka
  • Former Scott Campaigners Working for the Donald 1, May17, 2016
    The man widely credited with masterminding Rick Scott’s 2010 outsider campaign for Governor has been hired by Donald Trump, and as Mike Vasilinda reports, Florida  political insiders from both sides of the isle say Democrats should be concerned. “I Rick Scott do solemnly swear” was the oath no one thought Rick Scott would ever take, […]
    Mike Vasilinda
  • Group Puts Out First Medical Marijuana Attack Ad 1, May17, 2016
    Two years ago, Florida was within 2 percent of a vote that would have legalized medical marijuana. As Matt Galka tells us, the effort to legalize medicinal pot is back as Amendment 2 this November…but so is a heavy opposition.   It’s expected to be the first of many attacks against Amendment 2…a medical marijuana […]
    Matt Galka
  • Capitol Crisis Training 1, May17, 2016
    What if the Florida Captiol was an active shooting scene? As Matt Galka tells us, police are practicing this evening for a potential threat. A heavy police presence swarms Florida’s Capitol. Reports of multiple active shooters and there are already victims. Thankfully, it’s only a drill.  The exercise, called Capitol Crisis, was meant to test the […]
    Matt Galka
  • High Tech Weather App Shows Data from Hundreds of Locations 1, May16, 2016
    A software pioneer whose passion is weather has created a network of weather stations across the state for use in schools and elsewhere. As Mike Vasilinda tells us, the goal is to make Florida the world wide leader in teaching students about the weather. Edward Mansouri created the software used by Florida Virtual Schools, but […]
    Mike Vasilinda
  • Gun Sales on Facebook 1, May13, 2016
    Gun sales on Facebook – not monitored and unchecked – have some gun control groups concerned. As Matt Galka tell us, the exchanges are going on in college campus groups as well. FSU Craigslist – a facebook group where Florida State students can sell items to each other – is  a good place to pick […]
    Matt Galka
  • Political Rebates Under Fire From Conservatives 1, May13, 2016
    Two years ago, voters in the state Capitol approved a one of a kind rebate for political contributors. It was hailed nationally as a way to take big money out of politics, but as Mike Vasilinda tells us, conservative critics and big money are now trying to kill the idea. Two our of three voters […]
    Mike Vasilinda

RSS Quote of the Day

  • Elbert Hubbard
    "Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself."
  • Dale Carnegie
    "Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get."
  • Ethel Waters
    "We are all gifted. That is our inheritance."
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    "The safety of the people shall be the highest law."

Categories

Archives

New Law Cracks Down on Online Bullies

July 10th, 2013 by flanews

Statistically, Nearly 1 of every 4 teenagers in this room has been bullied.

 

“Nobody wakes up in the morning and says, today is the day I’m going to be bullied and picked on,” says rising-JuniorDaltonSettlemire.

 

Rising Junior, Dalton Settlemire says he’s seen it all: everything from bullying in the halls at, to his classmates being bullied online. “I’ve probably seen types of bullying that doesn’t even have names yet. It really is unfortunate,” said Settlemire.

 

“It’s a lot easier for kids to sit behind a computer screen and be more confident or harsher to their peers than they would be face to face,” said rising-Junior Wyatt Navarro.

 

Floridalawmakers just expanded a 2008 anti-bullying law to include cyberbullying and it includes some activities that take place off of school grounds.  “It looks at a student’s actions, words and context they may be communicating digitally outside of school,” said Erin Watson.

 

Many worry the change invades a student’s privacy. Both sides are worried how the law will be enforced.

 

“For example, say I’m at home sending mean messages to a fellow classmate on Facebook,” reported Matt Horn. “The only way the school can discipline a student is if there is proof I am threatening the other student and it’s a disruption at school.”

 

“I think whatever kind of punishment is deemed necessary is necessary in that situation,” said Settlemire.

 

Regardless supporters say this is a step forward into protectingFlorida’s teens from online bullies.

Posted in State News | 18 Comments »

Leave a Comment

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

copyright © 2013 by Capitol News Service | Powered by Wordpress | Hosted by LyonsHost.com