Jack Thompson might have lost his court battle against the controversial 'Bully"? video game, but we haven't heard the last of U.S. courts trying to deal with bullies, virtual or not.
Sen. Robert Antonioni, who currently chairs the Joint Committee on Education, is pushing for a new state (Massachusetts)law to create policy to deal with bullies in the public schools. This law proposes to define bullying and to provide guidelines for school boards to develop and enforce anti-bullying policies.
While the bill is not likely to have any impact on video games such as the 'Bully"?, clearly there is a problem with bullying in the U.S. and at least one Senator is trying to do something about it.
The bill unanimously passed in the Senate and is expected to pass in the House next spring.