V.S. Resident Helps Shape Cyberbullying Law

By Juan Lasso, LI Herald State legislation to fight cyberbullying, signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul last month, had a leading advocate from Valley Stream. Lisa-Michelle Kucharz, 51, a communications professor at Long Island University in Riverhead, took up the cause in the hope of sparing others from the traumatic ordeal that she faced as a … Continue reading V.S. Resident Helps Shape Cyberbullying Law

Legislation Signed By Governor!

On October 20, 2021, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation focusing on online safety, including S623/A2206 to create a task force to explore cyberbullying and S2956A/A324 to include the production or dissemination of intimate images in the definition of coercion. After four years of cyberbullying prevention advocacy, while working with elected officials and … Continue reading Legislation Signed By Governor!

Valley Stream Resident Works to Combat Cyberbullying

By Jessica Semins, LI Herald With teens spending more time online amid Covid-19 than ever before, cyberbullying has become an epidemic. With the help, though, of Valley Stream resident and cyberbullying survivor-turned-advocate Lisa-Michelle Kucharz, legislation is in the works to combat this serious problem. The bill, sponsored by State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, a Democrat from … Continue reading Valley Stream Resident Works to Combat Cyberbullying

New York State Passes Bill to Create Cyberbullying Task Force

I’m thrilled to share that the bill to create a cyberbullying task force passed in the New York State Senate today and Assembly two weeks ago -- both with overwhelming support! Next step . . . the governor's desk! It's a very surreal moment, a blend of elation and other emotions, after several years of … Continue reading New York State Passes Bill to Create Cyberbullying Task Force