Cyber-bullying bill proposed in Carson City
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- State lawmakers want to crack down on "cyber-bullies" who use technology to attack their victims by making sure everyone involved gets more than a slap on the wrist.
Senate Bill 414 targets minors who use cellphones, computers and other electronic devices, along with social media, to transmit and distribute images of violence against other minors.
A mother of a young girl who suffered cyber-bullying says that she welcomes the bill but it is not enough.
Suzan Joy said parents should make sure their kids use technology wisely, "I think that would really help if the parents cared about it, and they have to be caring parents. If it's a totally dysfunctional family, you still have problems."
Senate Bill 414 is scheduled to be heard on Thursday. A first time offense puts a minor under court supervision. A second offense earns time in juvenile detention.