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Teens can talk to a judge without being in court, at “AsktheJudge.info”

22. March 2011

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Judge Tom Jacobs was a “Juvy” (Juvenile) judge for 23 years and seems to have seen  …

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State Cyberbullying Laws: The Facts at your Fingertips

11. August 2010

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Just a short blog today, but one which is nevertheless packed with information.  Do you want to know what the law says about cyberbullying in your state?  Then check out this excellent resource from the Cyberbullying Research Center and you will have all the facts right at your fingertips: State Cyberbullying Laws – A Brief [...]

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Sexting Legislation Update

11. June 2010

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As noted by Michelle Millhollon in theadvocate.com, on Tuesday 8th June. 2010 a Louisianna state Senate committe advanced legislation (HB 1357) that would make “sexting” a crime and punishable by at least 10 days in jail.

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Massachusetts Governor signs anti-bullying bill into law

4. May 2010

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May 3, 2010: Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick, signed a new anti-bullying bill into law today.  The bill was developed in response to the suicide of Phoebe Prince (age 15), a student at South Hadley High School.  It lays out a definition of bullying that includes

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Phoebe Prince Update: Massachusetts legislature passes tough new anti-bullying law

1. May 2010

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Thursday, April 29, 2010.  Both houses of the Massachusetts legislature overwhelmingly passed a tough new bullying law (inluding anti-cyberbullying provisions) and the Governor is expected to sign it into law this week.  As reported, the bill requires

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Cyber Bullying: Court Case Summaries

28. April 2010

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We know that wading through a heap of legal documents to find out about current legal cases on cyber bullying probably ranks right along with having root canal work done, but luckily for you others have already done that and produced some great summaries along the way.

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Cyberbullying Legal Issues: Phoebe Prince – Is Blame the Only Question?

18. April 2010

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April 11, 2010.  Our Editorial:  A Google search today shows there are over 12 million hits for stories and postings about Phoebe Prince, the young girl who committed suicide after alleged harrassment by fellow students at her school in South Hadley, Massachusetts. 

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Digital Safety Legal Issues: Sexting: Several U.S. States’ Lawmakers re-think prosecuting teens for sexting

5. April 2010

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Digital Safety Legal Issues. March 26, 2010: According to the National School Board Association’s daily weblog, Illinois state lawmakers are working to pass “sexting” legislation.  This has some important implications.

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Digital Safety Legal Issues: Arizona Senate Passes Sexting Bill to the House

3. April 2010

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Digital Safety Legal Issues. March 10, 2010: Today, the Arizona Senate passed a bill to the Arizona House making it “a class two misdemeanor for minors to send or possess sexually explicit text messages to or from another minor.”  Previously, minors could be charged under child pornography laws. Click here for more information on Arizona’s [...]

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