Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill Monday to toughen enforcement against cyber bullying.

The measure will seek to combat bullying through computers and mobile devices. It will require schools to create policies to address and respond to the growing issue of cyber bullying, regardless of whether the bullying occurs on or off school property.

School employees will be required to report any instances of cyber bullying they are made aware of. The measure will take effect July 2013 and is an update to the Dignity for All Students Act, an anti-bullying measure passed by the Legislature in 2010.


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