Albany, N.Y.—A bill designed to protect students from online bullies will become state law next year.
Governor Cuomo signed a “Cyber-Bullying” bill Monday.
The bill requires schools to establish response plans and involve staff to investigate complaints.
The law takes effect next July.
There is already a cyber-bullying law on the books in Monroe County.
It levies a thousand-dollar fine or a year in jail on those convicted of cyber-bullying.