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June 5, 2007
Bills try to stop online bullying, stalking
PROVIDENCE -- Two bills dealing with a new reality -- children using a computer or other gadget to bully -- have been introduced in the General Assembly.
One would add "electronic communications" to the list of things a school district can include in its anti-bullying policy. Such policies currently include other forms of harassment and intimidation.
The other bill would prohibit "cyberharassing" and "cyberstalking" and seeks to define what is "harassing conduct."
The bills have been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. No Senate Judiciary Committee meetings have yet been posted on the General Assembly Web site, which includes committee meetings scheduled through June 7.
-- projo.com staff writer Michael P. McKinney
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