By Tony Romeo
HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — A bill on its way to Governor Wolf’s desk would crack down on cyber bullying of children in Pennsylvania.READ MORE: Philadelphia Eagles Safety Rodney McLeod Hosts Sneaker Ball Toy Drive
The bill, passed by the Senate and sent to the governor Monday, would make cyber harassment of children a punishable offense.READ MORE: Car Crash In North Philadelphia Leaves Man Dead, Police Say
Cyber harassment would involve the use of electronic communications to make repeated comments about a child’s sexuality, sexual activity, physical characteristics, or mental health that are intended to cause emotional distress.MORE NEWS: Residents Escape Flames In Levittown, Bucks County House Fire
Cases involving juvenile offenders could be referred to juvenile court, or the offender could be placed in a diversion program. Adult defendants would be prosecuted in court.