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Cyberbullying law is moving forward in the state legislature

Cyberbullying law is moving forward in the state legislature

The Maryland State Senate recently passed Grace’s Law 2.0, the cyberbullying law named for Glenelg High School student, Grace McComas. Grace was 15 when she committed suicide in April 2012 following repeated online bullying from another student. The House Judiciary Committee is now studying the bill. If the House passes the bill, the penalties for harassing someone online will be increased from one year in prison and a $500 fine, to a prison term of up to three years and a $10,000 fine. The current penalties were prescribed in Grace’s Law, which was passed in 2013, one year after Grace’s death. The hope...