MADISON (WKOW) -- A proposal trying to crack down on cyber bullying cleared the state Senate's Education Committee Thursday morning.
The committee voted unanimously to approve the measure.
The proposal would make it illegal to publicly post a message intentionally threatening to harm any person or property
MADISON (WKOW) -- A proposal trying to cut down on bullying via the internet, text messages or others social networks is up for a vote by the Wisconsin Senate's Education Committee on Thursday.
Under current law, it is prohibited to send a message via email or other messaging system with intent to intimidate, threaten, frighten, abuse or harass another person.
The proposal would also make it illegal to publicly post a message intentionally threatening to harm any person or property.
The bill by Sen. 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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