|Public Act 095-0198
||LRB095 04096 RAS 24134 b
AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The School Code is amended by adding Section
27-23.7 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/27-23.7)
Bullying prevention education
resistance education and training
(a) The General Assembly finds that bullying has a negative
effect on the social environment of schools, creates a climate
of fear among students, inhibits their ability to learn, and
leads to other antisocial behavior. Bullying behavior has been
linked to other forms of antisocial behavior, such as
vandalism, shoplifting, skipping and dropping out of school,
fighting, using drugs and alcohol, sexual harassment, and
The General Assembly further finds that the instance of
youth delinquent gangs continues to rise on a statewide basis.
Given the higher rates of criminal offending among gang
members, as well as the availability of increasingly lethal
weapons, the level of criminal activity by gang members has
taken on new importance for law enforcement agencies, schools,
the community, and prevention efforts.