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Cyber-Bullying: Observe and Report By Justin O’Neal Cierra Rodriguez Ashley Mixon Stephen Dominguez
What is Cyber-Bullying? An act of bulling committed via social networking, cell phone, and/or other electronic means.
Side Effects Psychological harm Social Exile Suicide
Laws in Place Megan's Law (Megan Meier Cyberbullying Prevention Act) A bill was introduced in the 111th Congress on April 2, Increases the penalty for harassment from a misdemeanor to a felony, carrying up to four years in prison. Texas Penal Code Section 1, chapter 33, section 33.07
Texas State Law ONLINE HARASSMENT. (a) A person commits an offense if the person uses the name or persona of another person to create a web page on or to post one or more messages on a commercial social networking site: (1) without obtaining the other person's consent; and (2) with the intent to harm, defraud, intimidate, or threaten any person. (b) A person commits an offense if the person sends an electronic mail, instant message, text message, or similar communication that references a name, domain address, phone number, or other item of identifying information belonging to any person.
Our Plan Observe and Report System Report Button Suspension Adapt Texas State law
Where We Would Send It Judiciary Committee Lamar Smith (R-Texas)
U.S. House Subcommittee:
U.S. Senate Subcommittee:
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