AntiCrime Group Urges Congress to Fight "Cyberbullying"

A national anticrime group urged Congress to pass new laws this year targeting the practice of "cyberbullying," a growing problem the group says will plague at least 13 million American children during the next school year. Mean, threatening, or embarrassing messages delivered online and via portable devices like cell phones are a "pernicious threat that awaits our kids when they go back to school," Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff said at a press conference hosted by Fight Crime: Invest In Kids, a nonprofit advocacy organization composed of 3,000 police chiefs, prosecutors, law enforcement leaders and crime victims.

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