SB 179 | David's Laws
“David’s Law” Criminalizes Cyberbullying in Texas
Senate Bill 179, commonly known as “David’s Law”, makes it a Class A misdemeanor and allows a temporary injunction against social media accounts used to electronically harass or cyberbully someone under age 18 through text message, social media, websites or other means with the intent of causing them to commit suicide or harm themselves.
If a student believes they are a victim of cyberbullying or if a teacher, administrator or other school personnel have knowledge about an incident of cyberbullying they can report it using the District’s Anonymous Alerts incident reporting system. Anonymous Alerts satisfies the law’s requirement to have a system that allows for anonymous reporting and provides immunity to those who file a report.
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