MADISON (WKOW) – A proposal trying to cut down on bullying via the internet, text messages or others social networks has cleared a legislative committee.
The Wisconsin Senate's Education Committee voted unanimously Thursday to approve the measure that takes on cyberbullying.
Current law prohibits sending a message via email or other messaging system with intent to frighten, intimidate, threaten, abuse, or harass another person. The proposal also makes it illegal to publicly post a message intentionally threatening to harm any person or property.
The bill by Senator Tim Cullen, of Janesville, also requires the state Department of Public Instruction to update its model school policy on bullying to include bullying by electronic means.
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