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April 8th, 2011

Florida Lawmakers Focus on Kids and Sexting
One state lawmaker believes technology has gotten ahead of state law when it comes to sexting - sending inappropriate pictures or videos over a camera phone or computer. Rep. Joseph Abruzzo is pushing legislation that would give minors a break if they get caught in the act of sexting.

Maine Senate defeats sex offenders-schools bill
A bill to allow towns without police departments to increase the distance between schools and the homes of registered sex offenders has been rejected by the Maine Senate.

Connecticut Lawmakers Introduce Cyberbullying Laws
Connecticut state Reps. Andrew Fleischmann (D-West Hartford), chairman of the House Education Committee, and Catherine Abercrombie (D-Meriden) introduced a bill in February that would make the state the seventh in the nation to enact laws addressing cyberbullying.

California assemblyman proposes bill that would mandate counseling for sexters
California has proposed a bill that would allow courts to order teens to pay a fine up to $1,000 and undergo counseling, with the costs to be borne by the minor’s parents. AB 321 passed a unanimous, bipartisan vote in the Assembly Public Safety Committee on Tuesday.

Former Becton Regional teacher pleads guilty in 'sexting' case
A former Becton Regional High School teacher who was accused of “sexting” with a teenage student pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of official misconduct.

Delco Sex Offender Charged With Stalking, Sexting Teen Girl
A registered sex offender from Delaware County is back behind bars in lieu of $25,000 cash bail, accused of stalking and sending sexual text messages to a teenage girl he met at a party.

Man accused of sexting with teen
A Red Bay man was arrested Thursday after he was accused of sending nude pictures of himself to a juvenile and receiving nude photos from her. Anthony Blake Parker, 31, 612 First St., Red Bay, was charged with possession of child pornography and electronic solicitation of a child.

Teachers will be at risk if they can view pupils' phones
TEACHERS will be able to confiscate mobile phones and read students’ text messages under new Government guidelines. According to the new Education Bill, teachers will be able to look through pupils’ phones to prevent cyber bullying.

Girl bully sentenced
A teenager has been sentenced to pay a fine for perpetually threatening another girl on the school bus. The 15-year-old defendant was reported to the police by her victim of the same age for constantly threatening to beat her up.

Blackburn headteacher suspended
A HEADTEACHER has been suspended over allegations of bullying and harassment against staff and pupils at a primary school.

Australian Flood Survivor Attacked, Bullied on Facebook
Bullies created a Facebook page boasting that they beat an Australian boy after he’d survived the flash flood that had killed his mother and brother.



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