Cyberbullying is Now a Crime in Michigan
Beginning today, it's now illegal in Michigan to bully anyone over the internet. That includes posting messages publicly online with the intent to threaten any person.
Or putting together posts that are intended to cause bodily harm or death. If you're found guilty, you could face up to 93 days in jail, a fine of $500, or both.
If you're guilty of two or more acts of online harassment, it becomes a felony and a five year sentence with a $5,000 fine.
If someone dies due to online cyber bullying, punishment will be ten years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
According to WILX-News 10, Your Breaking News and Weather Authority, cyber bullying is a problem all across Michigan and law enforcement officials recognize this serious problem.
Michigan ranks 9th out of the top ten states with bullying issues. This new bill will now protect everyone from online cyber bullying.