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.

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The bill, passed by the Senate and sent to the governor Monday, would make cyber harassment of children a punishable offense.

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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.

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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.