By: Briana Carlesimo for DynamicHR, Photo by Kaitlyn Baker on Unsplash
Thanks to Rep. Pete Lucido of Shelby Township, cyberbullying is officially considered a misdemeanor in Michigan. If found guilty, the crime is punishable by 93 days in jail or a fine of up to $500 – or even both.
Aside from basic cyberbullying, if a person is found guilty of continuous harassment and intimidation leading to injury, he/she could face “a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both”.
Michigan is ranked 9th overall with the worst bullying problems. Hopefully with the introduction and enforcement of this law, the amount of bullying within the state will drastically drop.