Thursday, July 10, 2008

Missouri governor signs Internet harassment bill -


The Associated Press
Monday, June 30, 2008; 6:13 PM

O'FALLON, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt signed a bill Monday outlawing cyberbullying, just miles from where a 13-year-old girl committed suicide nearly two years ago after being harassed on the Internet.

The bill updates state laws against harassment by removing the requirement that the communication be written or over the telephone. Supporters say the bill now covers harassment from computers, text messages and other electronic devices.

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