Cyberbullying and the Law
Each year, the sense of urgency to halt the growth of cyberbullying increases. As more cyberbullying cases and their consequences are brought to national attention, many states are instituting anti-bullying legislation. In addition, many people are calling for stronger legal penalties for bullying behaviors. The role of American law in protecting young people in cyberspace is explained as well as how laws related to bullying are being interpreted in court cases. Teens learn what rights they have, what powers schools possess, and what parts of the law are still in flux. Perhaps most important, they learn how to be activists rather than victims, effectively advocating for themselves and others.