Cyberbullying Laws around the world

Cyberbullying and the Law – what you can do

Cyberbullying Law – in your region

Laws, legal and quasi-legal provision by country

What to quote and use when you complain to law enforcement or police about online and social media harassment, cyberbullying, stalking or threats.

Contents

The United States

Alabama

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Alaska

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Arizona

For schools and students:

  • H.B. 2415 –  Includes harassment, bullying, and intimidating with the use of electronic technology.
  • SB 1266
    H.B. 2368 (2005)
  • Note: Godaddy.com is based in Scottsville, Arizona.

Arkansas

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California

For schools and students:

  • AB 9 “Seth’s Law”
    AB 1156
    AB 746
    SB 719 (Bullying Prevention for School Safety and Crime Reduction Act of 2003); Chapter 828.
    2001 Cal. Stats., A.B. 79, Chap. 646
    AB 86 2008 Code §32261 (g)

Colorado

For schools and students:

  • HB 1036
  • HB 11-1254
    SB 01-080
  • Section 22-32-109.1(2)(a)(I), C.R.S. (2000); “Safe School Plan.”
    Section 22-32-109.1(2)(a)(I) through (X), C.R.S. (2002).

Connecticut

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Delaware

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Florida

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Georgia

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Hawaii

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Idaho

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Illinois

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Indiana

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Iowa

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Kansas

For schools and students:

  • H.B 2758,  Annotated §72-8256
    H.B. 2310

Kentucky

  • Ky. Rev. Stat. § 508.130 to .150

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Louisiana

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Maine

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Maryland

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Massachusetts

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Michigan

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Minnesota

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Mississippi

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Missouri

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Montana

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Nebraska

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Nevada

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New Hampshire

  • N.H. Rev. Stat. § 644:4

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New Jersey

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New Mexico

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New York

  • New York Penal Law § 240.30

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North Carolina

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North Dakota

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Ohio

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Oklahoma

For schools and students:

  • S.B.1941, 70 Oklahoma Statutes §24-100.3
    H.B. 2215/ S.B. 992, amend 70 O.S. 2001, Section 24-100

Oregon

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Pennsylvania

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Rhode Island

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South Carolina

For schools and students:

  • H.B. 3573, South Carolina Code §59-63-120, §59-63-140

South Dakota

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Tennessee

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Texas

  • Tx. Penal Code § 33.07

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Utah

For schools and students:

Justhost.com is located in and subject to the laws of Utah.

Vermont

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Virginia

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Washington

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West Virginia

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Wisconsin

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Wyoming

For schools and students:

  • HB 223 – Safe School Climate Act; Orders the Safe School Climate Act that all School Districts must have a policy in regard
    to the bullying (including electronically) and the punishments are the discretion of the Schools.

District of Columbia

Guam

All states & Federal

  • 1923  Meyer v. Nebraska. “Liberty guaranteed by the 14th Amendment includes not only freedom from restraint, but also, the right to work, to raise a family and, “generally to enjoy those privileges long recognized as essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men.”
  • HR1966 Megan Meier Cyberbullying Prevention Act.

The United Kingdom

  • Law enforcement attitudes in the UK to harassment and cyberbullying vary widely depending on the local police force. For example Greater Manchester Police and the Metropolitan Police have successfully prosecuted online stalkers, whereas one police force told one of our clients: “We don’t police the internet.” Persistence is key when dealing with law-enforcement in the UK.

Laws

Canada

  • Ontario: Safe School Act, Bill 81

 

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