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Cyberbullying law signed to expand protection of Navajo children


Last updated 3/16/2018 at 11:41am

Navajo Nation

President Begaye was joined by members of the Legislative and Judicial Branches in signing the Cyberbullying law. From left: Navajo Nation Chief Justice JoAnn Jayne, Honorable Delegate Jonathan Hale, President Russell Begaye, Honorable Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty, Honorable Delegate Nathaniel Brown and Speaker of the 23rd Navajo Nation Council LoRenzo Bates. 

WINDOW ROCK-In February, the three branch chiefs of the Navajo Nation met to sign cyberbullying legislation into law. The legislation effectively updates the harassment, stalking and manslaughter statutes of the Navajo Nation Criminal Code to include criminal behavior in usage of electronic devices. 

President Russell Begaye was joined by Speaker of the 23rd Navajo Nation Council Honorable LoRenzo Bates and Navajo Nation Chief Justice JoAnn Jayne.

The amendments to the criminal code include new language addressing cyberbullying as follows: 

Manslaughter: "A person commits manslaughter if...

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