Below is a press release from Milton Police Chief Dan Layber.
Yesterday, October 3, 2013, Officer Jim Martin of the City of Milton Police Department testified at a public hearing at the Wisconsin State Capitol, in the Senate Chambers, in support of Senate Bill 184 which addresses cyberbullying in schools.
- SB 184 requires that the Department of Public Instruction’s model policy on bullying include cyberbullying.
- Under current law, sending a threatening/abusive email is a Class B misdemeanor. This bill expands current law to include the posting of a threatening/abusive electronic message (via Facebook, Twitter, etc.) as a Class B Misdemeanor.
- Under current law, any person who sends an obscene/lewd/profane email is subject to a fine of up to $1,000. This bill expands current law to include the posting of obscene/lewd/profane material or language (via Facebook, Twitter, etc.).