N.J. Moves to Broaden Online Harassment Laws

At least 2 teens have committed suicide after online bullying

A slate of bills targeting online sexual harassment and related electronic crimes have advanced in the New Jersey Legislature.
Among the 10 bills approved Thursday by the Assembly's Judiciary Committee was a measure that proposes a range of penalties for making sexually offensive comments on social networking sites.
At least two American teenagers in recent years have killed themselves after being harassed or bullied over the Internet.
Another measure mandates that information technology workers who find child pornography on computers must notify the police.
The measures approved Thursday will now be considered by the full Assembly.

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