The Need for Strict and Defined Cyberbullying Laws
10 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2014 Last revised: 4 May 2016
Date Written: November 20, 2013
The American legal system has struggled not only to implement laws regarding cyberbullying, but also to clearly define it and its differences from cyber harassment and cyber stalking. Often, cyberbullying, cyberharassment and cyberstalking overlap, which also created a problem with writing statutes that include all of this material. There is an evident need with the ever increasing cyberbullying issues arising across the nation for the establishment of distinct laws to deter these actions from occurring and severely punish them when they do.
Keywords: cyber, cyberbullying, cyberharassment, cyberstalking, stalking, bullying, harassment, school
JEL Classification: I28, I20, K10
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