As of now, school districts are in charge of their own policies prohibiting bullying in their code of conduct. But some say more needs to be done. If the state passes the new bills next month, it would give bullying a more clear definition and eliminate all the confusion.
"If we can better define bullying and show what actions we are seeing and tie that in with the law and the definition of bullying that can help our cause ." Said Gregory Nelson, Vice Principal of Permian High School.
And with the new technology, bullying has taken on a new face, myspace, facebook and twitter.
These are all mediums used by bullies to target their victim. And the new bills could address the problem, not just in schools, but online.
" All of those forms of bullying have the same impact and unfortunately with the technology we have today they can do it much faster. And instead of telling one friend i hate him they can thousands and that makes the victims feel more persecuted . " Said Gregory Nelson.
These new laws would also give school districts a more hands on approach to deal with bullying.
"as technology evolves so do the law. we will get a bigger umbrella to protect the students that are bullied." Said Gregory Nelson.
Since bullying has come to the forefront of issues -- schools, parents and law officials have been working together in hopes to eliminate the problem.
"It will prevent other kids from getting hurt and even committing suicide. " Said Dominic Krumnow.