The Need for Strict and Defined Cyberbullying Laws

10 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2014 Last revised: 4 May 2016

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Jennifer Urban

University of Mississippi, School of Law, Students

Date Written: November 20, 2013

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Urban, Jennifer, The Need for Strict and Defined Cyberbullying Laws (November 20, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2418521 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2418521

Jennifer Urban (Contact Author)

University of Mississippi, School of Law, Students ( email )

MS 38677
United States

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