Cyberbullying (intentionally posting personal information of and/ or harassing another person by electronic communication like texts, emails, and social media with the intent of causing fear) seems like a rather harmless crime. But, in California, it’s taken very seriously. Cyberbullying has led victims to harm themselves, commit suicide, or even act out and harm others.
Subject to a fine of up to $1,000, and a jail sentence of up to 1 year, cyberbullying itself is a misdemeanor conviction. It happens most among students but can and does happen among adults too.
School educators and administrators are trained to look out for signs of cyberbullying. There is a procedure they must follow when a cyberbullying case is identified and reported.
As mentioned, bullying cases can lead to more serious crimes, and that’s when Riverside Bail Bonds might be of help to you (though we hope we never have to). In case you or someone you care about is arrested, Riverside Bail Bonds will provide a low-cost bail bond to get you or them out of jail temporarily until trial, if it happens.