mississippi

House Bill 552 makes impersonating someone for the purposes of harming, intimidating, threatening, or defrauding an­other person (online or off) a misdemeanor (http://e-lobbyist.com/gaits/text/213626).  Signed by the governor on March 11, 2011.

S.B.2015; passed July 2010; http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2010/pdf/SB/2001-2099/SB2015SG.pdf: “…bullying or harassing behavior” is any pattern of gestures or written, electronic or verbal communications, or any physi­cal act or any threatening communication, or any act reasonably perceived as being motivated by any actual or perceived differentiating characteristic, that takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function, or on a school bus…”

S.B. 2390 (2001); “2001 Miss. Laws, S.B. 2390 – Directs the State Board of Education to develop a list of recommended conflict resolution and peer mediation programs that address responsible decision making, the causes and effects of school violence and harassment, cultural diversity, and nonviolent methods for resolving conflict, including peer media­tion. Requires the board to make the list available to local school administrative units and school buildings by the begin­ning of the 2002-2003 school year.”