Cyberbullying law may be worse than cyberbullying

Friday, June 24, 2011

In an editorial, the Knoxville News Sentinel writes: “People involved in the pernicious practice of cyberbullying usually hide behind their anonymity when making false accusations, creating rumors or trying to humiliate a victim. Those anonymous antics apparently are what prompted Tennessee legislators to overwhelmingly approve two bills to prohibit or curb cyberbullying. Both were signed by Gov. Bill Haslam and become effective July 1. As bad as cyberbullying is, the solution by law in this case could prove worse than the problem.”

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