Cyber bullying

by Danielle Criswell

Cyber bullying is the willful and repeated use of cell phones, computers, and other electronic communication devices to harass and threaten others. Instant messaging, chat rooms, e-mails, and messages posted on websites are the most common methods of this new twist of bullying. Cyber bullies can quickly spread messages and images to a vast audience, while remaining anonymous, often making them difficult to trace. It is challenging to characterize cyber bullying in legislation however, language has included electronic communication, cyber bullying, and electronic and internet intimidation.

It Hurts Inside and Out!

In Texas...

State Cyber Laws and Policies

Bullying law~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~YES

Update or law proposed~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~NO

Include “cyberbullying”~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~NO

Include electronic harassment~~~~~~~~~~YES

Criminal sanction~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~NO

School sanction~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~YES

Requires School Policy~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~YES

Include off campus behaviors?~~~~~~~~~NO

Too Late to Apologize (bullying video)
So think again before bullying someone whether its through the internet or in person don't do it. If you bully you should save a heart from breaking and stop, but if you see someone being bullied you NEED TO STAND UP FOR THEM! You're just as guilty as the person bullying if you just stand and watch.