As New York State lawmakers discuss legislation that would crack down on cyber bullying in schools and through social media, local law-enforcement agencies said cyber bullying is not something they hear of too often.
“No, I don’t get a lot,” Oswego County Sheriff Reuel “Moe” Todd said when asked if he his department has received many complaints. “Once in a while, but not very often. In-school bullying is more of a problem.”
Lt. Bill Clark of the Fulton Police Department said he could not recall any complaints that come to mind.
“Nothing as far as bullying,” he said, noting that he sees the complaints that come through the department.
State lawmakers are attempting to crack down on threatening, taunting or insulting e-mails, instant messages, and postings to social media including Facebook.