NY lawmakers mull cyber-bullying laws

When it comes to cyber-bullying, some Nassau officials say New York is still behind other states in protecting young Internet users.

Brittany Erhart, 17, says she started receiving threats on Facebook earlier this year. When she approached police, Erhart says she was told that nothing can be done.

Anne Donnelly, chief of Technology Crimes Unit for the Nassau County District Attorney's Office, says New York is one of only 12 states that doesn't have a cyber-bullying or sexting law.

Some local lawmakers, including state Sen. Kemp Hannon (R-Garden City), have been trying to get bills passed addressing cyber-bullying for the first time.

However, cyber-bullying expert Roni Benson says parents, teachers and children are also responsible for eradicating cyber-bullying.

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