Illinois Legislation

Illinois Legislation 2017-03-21T14:03:24+00:00

Current Legislation

HR 0014 – Prohibit parental cyberbullying

Bill Status of HR0014, 100th General Assembly

December 6, 2016 – House, Prefiled with Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford.
January 24, 2017 – Referred to Rules Committee.
February 2, 2017 – Assigned to Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, & IT Committee.
February 24, 2017 – Placed on Calendar Order of Resolutions.
March 3, 2017 – House Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford.
March 3, 2017 – House Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee.
March 7, 2017 – House Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
March 15, 2017 – House Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted.
March 15, 2017 – House Resolution Adopted as Amended.


Synopsis As Introduced:
Urges Congress, consistent with the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, to pass a law prohibiting parents from cyber-bullying their children by posting messages or images on social media sites on the Internet that embarrass, intimidate, coerce, harass, or cause substantial emotional distress to their children.

House Floor Amendment No. 1:
Deletes the word “embarrass” from the Resolution.

Existing Law

Internet safety education curriculum

Illinois Compiled Statutes location: 105 ILCS 5/27-13.3

Requires school districts to incorporate into the school curriculum a component on Internet safety to be taught at least once each school year to students in grade 3 or above. It is recommended that the unit of instruction include the following topics:

  1. Safe and responsible use of social networking websites, chat-rooms, electronic mail, bulletin boards, instant messaging, and other means of communication on the Internet.
  2. Recognizing, avoiding, and reporting online solicitations of students, their classmates, and friends by any sexual predators.
  3. Risks of transmitting personal information through the Internet.
  4. Recognizing and avoiding unsolicited or deceptive communications received online.
  5. Recognizing and reporting online harassment and cyberbullying.
  6. Reporting illegal activities and communication on the Internet.
  7. Copyright laws on written materials, photographs, music, and video.
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