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 (  (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.”

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;;