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.
To read more about the details of this law, you can click here.