Texas anti-bullying bill

Blair Bernier
NewsChannel 10

Austin, Texas - Lawmakers are working to help better protect Texas children while they are in the classroom.

A new bill would require every school district in the state to adopt a bullying prevention policy and provide anti-bullying education.

It also says schools must keep a yearly record of harassment incidents.

The anti-defamation league says 160,000 kids skip school every day to avoid being picked on, and nearly 19,000 attempt suicide each year in the U.S. because of cyber-bullying.