Cyber Harassment of Children

Friday, August 12, 2016 7:57 AM | Terry Kerr (Administrator)

On July 10, 2015 Governor Wolf signed PA House Bill 229 into law.

HB 229 is now Act 26 of 2015.  Act 26 amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in assault, further providing for the offense of harassment.

Act 26:

1.       Defines cyber harassment of a child and makes it a crime.

2.       Explains what occurs if a juvenile is charged with this offense.

3.       Defines the following: emotional distress, repeatedly communicates and seriously disparaging statement.

4.       Becomes effective September 8, 2015.

For more information or to read the law, please visit