Cyber-bulling criminality considered after 'Smut List' case

Many people are raising the question of when cyber-bullying becomes a crime following the recent discovery of a Facebook "Smut List" page involving Uniondale High

UNIONDALE - Many people are raising the question of when cyber-bullying becomes a crime following the recent discovery of a Facebook "Smut List" page involving Uniondale High School students.As News 12 Long Island reported Monday, students say the list was created to portray their female peers as promiscuous by detailing their alleged sexual exploits. Most people agree that harassing students online deserves condemnation, but it's unclear if it constitutes a crime. Patti Cathers, of the Children's Abuse Prevention Center in Roslyn, says unless a person is threatened or repeatedly harassed, it's hard to make a criminal case for cyber-bullying, but civil litigation is a possibility. Nassau police say they're looking into the incident, but so far no criminal charges have been filed.

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