New bill aims to block bullies' Internet posts

A new bill aims to shield youths from the emotional torture that is often caused by cyber-bullying. The bill proposed by state Assemblyman Dean Murray

BAY SHORE - A new bill aims to shield youths from the emotional torture that is often caused by cyber-bullying. The bill proposed by state Assemblyman Dean Murray (R-3rd District) would allow victims of cyber-bullying to have anonymous online posts removed. Murray says it would offer the opportunity to have the bully's identity exposed or to have the comment removed altogether. Murray says his bill would prevent bullies from hiding behind anonymity online. A separate piece of legislation introduced in the state Senate on Monday would add cyber-bullying to the definition of third-degree stalking. That bill would also let harassment that leads to suicide be classified as manslaughter.

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