New York Cyber Bullying Attorneys
Cyber bullying is an increasingly serious problem, usually involving middle school and high school-aged children as both victims and perpetrators. Because cyber bullying happens to vulnerable young people and can easily cross the line to become stalking or criminal threats, a lawyer with experience both in family law and criminal defense can be of tremendous help.
Whether your child has been the victim of cyber bullying or is being charged with a criminal offense, Greenwald Law Offices has the experience you need. Our family law attorneys have helped many families through the challenge of domestic violence. Our defense lawyers have represented thousands of adults and juveniles.
Contact a New York cyber bullying defense lawyer to set up a consultation. We will respond quickly to your case.
What Is Cyber Bullying?
Cyber bullying involves the use of the Internet, mobile phones, texting, Facebook, online video games or other forms of media to threaten, harass or humiliate another person. By definition, cyber bullying involves children as victims and perpetrators or instigators.
Examples of cyber bullying include:
- Rude or embarrassing Facebook or MySpace posts
- Threatening text messages or e-mails
- Hacking into a Facebook, online game or e-mail accounts and using it to send embarrassing messages
- Posting embarrassing videos of the child
- Online death threats
Legal Help for the Victims of Cyber Bullying
Parents can seek help through the criminal justice system to get the abuse to end. If any of the acts of harassment or threats occurred during school hours, families may be able to get the school to take action against the offended student(s). If the bullying students used the Internet, it may be possible to force the Internet service provider to cancel the account for service violations. Your lawyer can help you get an Order for Protection to keep the offending students from contacting your child.
Responding to Criminal Charges of Cyber Bullying
Depending on the acts that took place, cyber bullying could rise to the level of a misdemeanor charge or a juvenile delinquency charge. If computer hacking occurred, it could be a much more serious crime charged under state and federal laws.
Young people make mistakes — sometimes serious mistakes. They need to be held accountable, but they also need a chance to learn from their mistakes and then move forward with their lives as better people. We represent young people who have engaged in online stalking and cyber bullying. We protect their rights and negotiate for reasonable, nonpunitive interventions that limit the potential harm to your child's future.
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