Trenton, NJ asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey

Q: My daughter is being cyberbullied by other students and the school is not doing anything to fix this. What to do?

1 Lawyer Answer
Amber Forrester
Amber Forrester
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Flemington, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: While you may not be able to do much to force the school to take action, there is a criminal offense in NJ pertaining to cyber-harassment (found on this site by searching for 2C:33-4.1) and you could file a complaint at the police department against those bullying her under that statute. That said, given that you may have been hoping to avoid involving law enforcement unless absolutely necessary, you could tell the school in advance that you are considering taking that step to encourage them to address the matter first.

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