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Hudson Valley Kids Can Tell Lawmakers About Their Bullying Experiences

New York State cyberbully census launches this week

It's anonymous, but it may hold the key to cyberbullying across New York State and beyond. 

Hudson Valley kids in grades 3 through 12 have the chance to answer an anonymous census about their experiences with bullying.  This 12-question survey is designed to guage student attitudes and experiences with cyberbullying.


The census, found at, is scheduled to remain active throughout the rest of the year.

The census includes statements the child can click-on if it agrees with their definition of "cybullying," and also asks for what law they would suggest.  

The final question lets kids write in what they'd like grownups to know about cyberbullying.

In January, the information will become part of the legislative discussions i Albany for 2012. 

Right now, according to the National Crime Prevention Council, more than 43 percent of teens said they were cyberbullying victims.

Clues that your child is being bullied from child behavior expert, Dr. Paul Schwartz.