Cyber-bullying: MD Family Fights for Change
by Jocelyn Rubin, Capital News Service
Grace McComas, of Howard County, Md., was just 15 years old when she took her own life after becoming a victim of cyber-bullying. Her family gathered in Annapolis on Thursday to testify for HB396, a bill sponsored by Baltimore County Del. Jon Cardin, that would prohibit a person from using a computer or computer network to harass a minor. Under the proposed bill, if someone is convicted of using a computer to threaten, harass, or post private information about a minor, they could be sentenced up to a year in jail and have to pay a fine of up to $500.