- A proposed law in North Carolina would make cyberbullying directed at teachers or other school employees punishable as a misdeameanor offense with a fine of up to $1000.
- School officials have called the move necessary as students have begun registering fake social media accounts using teachers' names and finding other ways to torment them online.
- Critics worry that the law may be too vague and trample free speech rights.
From the article:
"... Under a proposed law, students who use the internet to 'torment or intimated a school employee' can be convicted of a misdemeanor and fined $1000. This law says such torment can include building a 'fake profile or website,' posting a 'real or doctored image' or signing up a teacher for an online porn site. ..."