Cyberbullying law signed to expand protection of Navajo children
Last updated 3/16/2018 at 11:41am
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...