Cyberbullying bill advances to Pennsylvania House

    The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is now reviewing a cyberbullying bill already approved by the Senate.

    The changes would make it easier for juvenile offenders to get the least restrictive punishment, and it would create a presumption of indigency that entitles them to a court-appointed lawyer, the Associated Press reports.

    Additionally, when someone under age 18 films or photographs someone else without their knowledge in a state of nudity, or distributes such an image without their permission for hurtful purposes, that person would face third-degree misdemeanor charges.

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