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Cyberbullying Law is Proposed

April 20, 2012

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Unable to wait for the state to crack down on Digital Age bullies, two Republican Monroe County legislators have proposed a bill to make cyberbullying against a minor a crime in the county punishable by a $1,000 fine or a year in jail.

The measure, introduced by Legislator Carmen Gumina, R-Webster, cites bullying as a “societal problem” that has burgeoned beyond the schoolyard with the ubiquity of digital devices.

Gumina, an assistant superintendent with the Webster school district, said bullying is a common complaint but acknowledged that the hands of educators and law enforcement are tied when the harassment occurs online and after school hours. Click here to read entire article. 

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