The New York Court of Appeals has struck down that state's "cyberbullying" law in a 5-2 decision, finding that it is overly broad and chills First
October 26, 2012The New York State legislature recently passed amendments to the Dignity for All Students Act (the "Dignity Act") to expand the definition of harassment and bullying under the law to explicitly include cyberbullying and other forms of off-school-property conduct
The New York legislature is currently considering two bills that would permit users to identify anonymous posters online.
In November 2010, we alerted you to the passage of the Dignity for All Students Act (the "Dignity Act"), an act amending the New York State Education Law to provide that no student shall be subjected to "harassment" by employees or students on school property or at a school function.
Through amendments to the New York State Education Law, which will take effect July 1, 2012, the Dignity for All Students Act (the "Act") seeks to provide all students with an environment free of harassment that substantially interferes with their education.