Tag Archives: cyberbullying

Richard Montgomery High School wins 2019 mock-trial championship


ANNAPOLIS – Richard Montgomery High School defeated Baltimore City College Friday to win the Maryland 2019 high school mock-trial championship after a two-hour battle at the state’s highest court on a subject all-too familiar to the battling teens: cyberbullying. The ...

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Lawmakers hail bills barring cyberbullying, child porn, violence against pregnant women

Senate Judicial Proceedings Chairman Robert A. ‘Bobby’ Zirkin, D-Baltimore County. (File photo)

ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland General Assembly this year addressed the dangers posed by social media and increasingly realistic computer graphics in passing legislation to expand protections against on-line bullying of youngsters and to prevent child pornography in the digital age. ...

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Senate passes anti-cyberbullying expansion; attention shifts to House

Sen Will Smith, D-Montgomery and vice chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, called on the General Assembly to pass new gun restrictions at a rally in Annapolis Thursday. (Bryan P. Sears)

ANNAPOLIS – The Senate on Thursday morning passed legislation to expand Maryland’s law against the cyberbullying of youngsters, as the mother of a teenager who killed herself after being bullied online looked on. After the Senate’s 45-0 vote, attention shifted ...

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Cyberbullying bill draws free-speech concerns from ACLU

Sen. Robert A. "Bobby" Zirkin, chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. (File photo)

ANNAPOLIS – Legislation to expand Maryland’s law against cyberbullying of youngsters drew criticism Tuesday from a free-speech advocate, who was in the unwelcome position of testifying after parents whose teenage daughter was driven to suicide by online harassment. “My heart ...

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Juvenile justice reform at top of 2019 General Assembly agenda

Del. Vanessa Atterbeary. (File Photo)

The 2019 Maryland General Assembly session could become the year of the child in the areas of criminal justice and cyberbullying. Leaders of the legislature’s judiciary panels list reform of the juvenile justice system and the prevention of online harassment ...

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Lawsuit: Baltimore Co. failed to address reported high school cyberbullying

Among the criminal
justice matters the
General Assembly
will examine this
year include strengthening
an existing law
against cyberbullying. (DepositPhotos)

The parents of an Eastern Technical High School student are suing another student for allegedly defaming their daughter in social media postings, as well as the principal and the Baltimore County school board for not taking proper steps to address cyberbullying.

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