AN ACT concerning bullying, designated as Mallory’s Law, revising various parts of the statutory law, and supplementing Title 2A and Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes (https://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2020/S2000/1790_I1.PDF). (2021)
January 17, 2014; P.L. 2013, c.272. “A person commits the crime of cyber-harassment if, while making a communication in an online capacity via any electronic device or through a social networking site and with the purpose to harass another, the person:
(1) threatens to inflict injury or physical harm to any person or the property of any person;
(2) knowingly sends, posts, comments, requests, suggests, or proposes any lewd, indecent, or obscene material to or about a person with the intent to emotionally harm a reasonable person or place a reasonable person in fear of physical or emotional harm to his person; or
(3) threatens to commit any crime against the person or the person’s property.”
September 1, 2011; P.L.2010, CHAPTER 122; “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act.” “Harassment, intimidation or bullying” means any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication, whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents …that takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function [or] on a school bus, or off school grounds that substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students.
“Two times each school year, between September 1 and January 1 and between January 1 and June 30, at a public hearing, the superintendent of schools shall report to the board of education all acts of violence and, vandalism, and harassment, intimidation, or bullying which occurred during the previous [school year] [semester] reporting period. The information shall also be reported once during each [semester of the school year] reporting period to the Department of Education.” http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2010/Bills/AL10/122_.PDF
S.B. 993, 2007: New Jersey Statutes §18A:37-14; Nothing said about the punishment other than it’s up to the School District and the “electronic Communication” is added to the policy of Harassment in Schools. Examples could range from expulsion to detention; http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2006/Bills/PL07/129_.HTM; http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2006/Bills/A4000/3803_R1.PDF