Q: Child being bullied by non-family adult but no threats of violence.States honor each others Restraining orders?
My friend's 14 year old son is bring harassed and bullied by a parent of another child at the competitive video game tournaments they both attend and also by the woman's son online. My friend has also been harassed by this woman. Things are getting ugly but no threats of violence. Just want to protect the victim from it somehow because he was threatening suicide after the most recent episode. Organizers of the event are doing what they can but they can't be everywhere all the time. Is a restraining order appropriate for aggressive bullying? Also, the friend lives in OR, the perpetrator lives in TX, and events happen all over with some coming up in CA and UT (I'm in UT). How would that work? Any advice to protect this child would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
This may constitute a crime of harassment of a minor, a misdemeanor in CA. See: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=PEN§ionNum=647.6.
Also if the tournament has rules re: safety that are not being monitored and/or enforced, the tournament's administration can be sued potentially for negligence and/or breach of contract. They should be put on notice.
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