Government Trying To Make Internet Bullying Illegal

Aron Schatz
June 9, 2008

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It still figures that the government doesn't know how to stay away from technology it doesn't under. And PARENTS need to learn how to stop their kids from doing stuff they don't want them to do. It really isn't hard to say NO to your child. This new generation of parents are becoming so weak and so helpless that they are crying for the government to take control of their lives so they don't have to raise their own kids anymore. These laws take away freedoms we've had on the internet. Do not give government more power just because you can't do your job. You brought a new life into the world, you should take care of it.


Lawmakers are seeking to address cyberbullying with new legislation because there's currently no specific law on the books that deals with it. A fairly new federal cyberstalking law might address such acts, according to Aftab, but no one has been prosecuted under it yet. The proposed federal law would make it illegal to use electronic means to "coerce, intimidate, harass or cause other substantial emotional distress."

When signed, the Missouri state law will update existing regulations on harassment and stalking to include instances of those acts over the Internet, text message, or other electronic device. It will make cyberbullying punishable by up to four years in jail.

So you can't get into debates anymore because someone's feelings might get hurt. It is pretty sad when this country has become a bunch of whiny, spineless sheep.


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