Lawmakers in the Iowa House are pushing forward anti-bullying legislation backed by Governor Terry Branstad.
A House education subcommittee approved the bill Tuesday that deals with cyber-bullying.The proposal updates state guidelines for school districts to include bullying that occurs outside school on social media sites such as Facebook.
Tom Narak is the government relations director for the school administrators of Iowa:
Matt Carver, legal counsel for the school administrators, says families are already asking school districts to intervene when cyber-bullying on social media gets out of hand:
Not all are in favor of the measure, Emily Piper of the Iowa Association of School Boards says some members are concerned about the scope of the bill:
The legislation is expected to get an Education Committee hearing by Thursday.
Radio Iowa & Associated Press contributed to this story