Federal Stalking and Harassment Laws
When harassing or stalking behavior involves the Internet, U.S. mail, or activities that cross state lines, the crime may be charged as a federal offense.
Harassment and Cyberbullying as Crimes
Harassment crimes include stalking, bullying, hate crimes and more. The penalties for a conviction can be severe.
Teen Cyberbullying and Harassment
Teenage bullying is not new, and can now be accomplished using cell phones and social media. Many states have passed specific laws aimed at teens who bully or harass other teens online.
Defending Against an Accusation of Stalking
Stalking is a serious crime that can be a felony or misdemeanor. All 50 states have criminal laws against stalking.
What are schools required to do to address bullying and cyberbullying?
Many states require schools to adopt rules and procedures to identify and deal with student bullying.
Don't kids have 1st Amendment rights?
A spirited classroom debate concerning physics and religion is probably not what legislators had in mind when they passed laws against student bullying, and the First Amendment protects such speech.