LAW & PUBLIC SAFETY

Mother of bullied teen confronts cyberbullying head on

BY Leah Mishkin, Correspondent |

Prevention was the focus of a new North Jersey anti-bullying task force convened by Rep. Josh Gottheimer, and chaired by Jane Clementi, whose son Tyler committed suicide after being cyberbullied in 2010.

It was created as part of a five-point anti-bullying action plan from the two term Democratic congressman. Also included in the plan is setting up a national anti-bullying roundtable to share best practices, as well as speaking to social media companies to brainstorm ways to fight cyberbullying.