Did you know that cyberbullying victims have access to civil relief?
David’s Law created an avenue for cyberbullying victims younger than 18 years of age at the time the cyberbullying occurs (or a parent of or person standing in parental relation the victim) to seek injunctive relief, such as temporary restraining order and/or an injunction, against the cyberbully. The court may also issue an injunction against the cyberbully’s parents, requiring those parents to take action to stop their child from cyberbullying.
Passing this groundbreaking legislation is just one of many efforts that David’s Legacy Foundation has undertaken to eliminate cyber and other bullying, of children and teens. David’s Legacy Foundation began the Don’t Bully Me (DBM) Project to honor the life of David Bartlett Molak, who tragically died after repeated cyberbullying. SALSA is thrilled to partner with David’s Legacy Foundation to expand the reach and impact of the DBM Project, a legal aid project that seeks to empower victims to petition for the relief they are due under the law.
Over the next few months, there will be opportunities for training for a variety of volunteer roles within the DBM Project.
Non-Attorney Volunteer Opportunities:
SALSA will hold an initial training for our intake volunteers in early January. We are so thankful for the paralegals and legal assistants that have stepped up to support families navigating these awful circumstances by offering them access to resources, including legal assistance.
Attorney Volunteer Opportunities:
SALSA launched an online Resource Page for the DBM Project that will allow volunteer attorneys to access relevant statutes, templates and other tools to empower them to seek relief on behalf of their client.
We will also host a virtual lunchtime CLE on February 10th that will provide a comprehensive overview of the cyberbullying legal landscape. Register here for the CLE.
Volunteer registration is now open — stay tuned for ways to get involved with this worthwhile project!