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Is Cyberbullying A Crime In New York?

“Cyberbullying” is a category of online behaviors intended to harass or denigrate another person or people.

While cyberbullying itself is not a crime prosecuted by the State of New York, the actions that collectively comprise cyberbullying may violate laws against harassment, making threats, and even stalking.

Aggravated harassment in the second degree is often charged for repeated, abusive electronic communication.

The internet makes it extremely easy to create communications or publications that may run afoul of criminal law, but cyberbullying is often conducted by children and teenagers who are not mature enough to understand the impact of their actions.

At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we provide a strong defense against criminal charges against adults and juveniles.

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