how David's law will affect cyberbullying

How Will Texas’ New David’s Law Affect Cyberbullying?

August 30, 2017

Cyberbullying is on the rise in Texas and throughout the United States. Although cyberbullying is a relatively recent phenomenon, it’s a big threat to young people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that suicide rates among teens and young adults continue to climb each year.

David’s Law (S.B. 179), named for a 16-year-old student who was harassed by his classmates, came about after David Molak’s suicide. His parents worked with Texas Senator José Menéndez to hold cyberbullies responsible when online intimidation and harassment lead to suicide or severe injury of a minor. David’s Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit organization, was established by David Molak’s family with the goals of ending cyberbullying and cyberabuse through education.