RICHMOND -- Kids could learn lessons at school on fighting off sexual predators if a new bill becomes law in Virginia.
Under Senate bill 262, children would receive eight hours of instruction each year during physical education classes on how to resist, escape and report sexual threats. Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath County, is sponsoring the effort.
The legislation also calls for increased funding to help local police fight sexual predators online.
Felony or misdemeanor conviction court costs rise from $10 to $15. The Internet Crimes Against Children task force would receive an estimated $3.1 million -- an increase from the 2.1 million received in 2013.
Additionally, approximately $135,000 would cover the cost of developing the new curriculum to teach kids about self defense at school.