Senate passes cyber-bullying measure

A bill aimed at eliminating cyber-bullying in the state of Maryland passed a third reading from the senate Friday and will now move to the final approval stage and then, the governor's office.

The bill passed a third House reading on March 20, 2013

Expected to become law, the Misuse of Interactive Computer Service bill (Grace's Law), does the following:

Prohibiting a person from using a computer or computer network to cause a minor or another person to reasonably fear for the safety of the minor under specified circumstances; prohibiting a person from using a computer or computer network to engage in conduct which would constitute sexual harassment of a minor, to disseminate data with the malicious intent to psychologically torment or harass a minor, or for specified other purposes; etc.

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