Missouri lawmakers to discuss anti-bullying legislation

JEFFERSON CITY | Missouri lawmakers are calling for efforts to combat school bullying.

Legislators and were expected to discuss the legislation during a news conference today in the state Capitol building.

One proposal would develop definitions for "cyber-bullying" and instruct schools to develop policies to combat online bullying.

The efforts to combat school bullying are backed by the Safe Schools Coalition, which represents 40 organizations across Missouri.