N.C. Law Protects Educators From Online Harassment
Students now face criminal charges
North Carolina students must take note: Starting this month, going online to harass teachers or principals could mean an arrest.
A new cyberbullying law in the state makes it a misdemeanor for students who commit various online offenses against school employees, such as creating false profiles, signing them up for Internet pornography, or posting personal images and private information.
The law, which took effect Dec. 1, appears to break new ground nationally. The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina says the state is the first to impose criminal penalties on...
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