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Preparing and Responding to Cyberbullying: Tips for Law Enforcement

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Date Published
July 2014
2 pages
This factsheet presents tips that law enforcement administrators can use to help prepare for a cyberbullying incident.
Cyberbullying is bullying through technology, such as computers and cell phones. Law enforcement officers are increasingly confronted with cyberbullying complaints due to the prevalence of technology used by children and youth, and new legislation and laws addressing these types of incidents. Some cyberbullying incidents may warrant criminal action while others may not. Either way, law enforcement officers should be prepared to receive cyberbullying complaints and help communities address the issue.