NJ Senate Panel to Consider Online Harassment Bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -

A New Jersey Senate panel is considering a bill that would make online harassment a crime. The Budget Committee will take a vote after the public hearing Thursday. The bill specifies that cyber-harassment occurs when someone uses a smart phone, tablet or computer to harass, threaten or post embarrassing information about another person.

Adults convicted would be fined up to $10,000, with jail time possible. Minors would have to take a class on the dangers of online bullying.