Lawmakers in Michigan say more needs to be done to fight cyberbullying. A new bill is aimed at doing just that.
A misdemeanor with up to one year in jail. That’s what someone would face if convicted of cyberbullying. The bill makes it a crime to intimidate or harass someone online. It’s waiting for a hearing.
Republican Representative Peter Lucido is a bill sponsor. He says this will help prevent what he calls a growing cyberbullying epidemic.
“If we have these into place, we will put and reign in a lot of the unnecessary behavior of individuals, criminal behavior.”
Law enforcement say they still investigate and request charges for cyberbullying incidents. They can charge stalking and computer-related crimes.
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