A bill that would make cyberbullying a crime passed a House committee with unanimous support on Feb. 25.
House Bill 1131 would make it a misdemeanor when “a child or a teenager is harassed, humiliated, embarrassed, threatened or tormented using …
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House Bill 1131 would make it a misdemeanor when “a child or a teenager is harassed, humiliated, embarrassed, threatened or tormented using digital technology,” according to Rep. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora, the bill’s sponsor.
The legislation comes as a result of increased cases where youths are bullied through social media outlets and text messaging.
The bill passed the House Education committee following a 12-0 vote. The legislation heads to another committee before it gets a vote on the House floor.
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