Two of West Virginia’s youngest lawmakers want to make cyber bullying a crime in the state.
The state legislature is tackling the issue with House Bill 2655, also known as “Grace’s Law”.
Delegate Joshua Higginbotham says laws need to change with technology, especially in terms of electronic threats.
The law would cover social media, instant messages, emails, and signing up minors for sites that may be harmful.
“If we don’t, our laws will only cover writing letters, writing death letters to people, and we have to update our code to include the electronic attacks as well,” said Higginbotham.
The bill passed through the house judiciary committee last week.