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

Coming Together to Diminish Cyberbullying

New York State Senate Roundtable on Cyberbullying On Thursday, February 11, 2021, New York State Senator Todd Kaminsky hosted a New York State Senate Roundtable on Cyberbullying with students, educators, guidance counselors, child welfare advocates, crisis counselors, cyberbullying experts, law enforcement, an assistant district attorney, and thought-leaders. Panelists shared a information and suggestions from variety … Continue reading Coming Together to Diminish Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying and Online Abuse Victims Need Better Recourse

Lessons Learned About Online Harassment and Cyberbullying Since My Harasser Pleaded Guilty Two years ago this week, my harasser pleaded guilty in what was called a most egregious case of online harassment. Since then, it’s been my privilege to help individuals and organizations prevent cyberbullying and online abuse, while promoting positive digital citizenship, cyber-safety, and … Continue reading Cyberbullying and Online Abuse Victims Need Better Recourse

How to Deal with Online Defamation

By Jennifer Bridges, Reputation Defender Unfortunately, more and more people are experiencing online defamation, which involves unscrupulous individuals—often Internet trolls, business competitors, ex-employees, or former romantic partners—intentionally trying to ruin someone’s online reputation by posting negative content about a person or company. The real-world consequences of a damaged reputation are many, from difficulty getting a job to reduced business … Continue reading How to Deal with Online Defamation

Cyberbullying Task Force Bill Passes in New York State Senate

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, the New York State Senate passed Bill S5786 to create a cyberbullying task force, which was introduced by NYS Senator Todd Kaminsky and co-sponsored by Senators Jen Metzger and Luis Sepulveda. The task force would explore the effects of cyberbullying and potential measures to address it. Senator Kaminsky explained his vote, … Continue reading Cyberbullying Task Force Bill Passes in New York State Senate