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State laws are slowly catching up to the cyberbullying epidemic sweeping the Internet. Many states now have laws specifically aimed at stopping social media bullying. Otherwise, law enforcement must apply existing statutes to cyberbullying situations. While this is possible, it is generally more difficult to prosecute a general law than a statute specifically outlawing inappropriate use of social media to cyberbully. There are no specific federal laws outlawing cyberbullying, but cyberbullies can be prosecuted if their bullying violates civil rights. For help figuring out what to do about these social media laws, see the Your Options page of this website.
Federal Cyberbullying Laws: http://www.stopbullying.gov/laws/federal/index.html
Federal law forbids discriminatory harassment based on race, national origin, color, sex, age, disability, or religion. Additionally, federally-funded schools, colleges and universities are obliged to stop cyberharassment or could also face disciplinary action.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division can invoke any of the following federal statutes:
Cyberbullying Laws by State: http://www.stopbullying.gov/laws/
For Example, in Texas:
For more options, see the Your Options page of this website.
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