Parents Turning to “Bullying Injunctions” to Protect Children

One of the most heartbreaking moments of parenthood is learning that your child is being targeted by a bully. With the widespread use of social media and other online communication, many kids and teens today are exposed to a new breed of bully: the cyberbully. Now, more and more parents are taking a stand against cyberstalking and are filing injunctions against cyberbullies to stop the harassment and to protect their children.

An injunction is a court order to avoid contact between individuals. It is commonly called a restraining order. To obtain a stalking injunction in Florida, the judge must see evidence of willful, malicious, repeated following, harassing, or cyberstalking of another. It is important to document all instances of online harassment, including documentation of the steps you have taken to stop the bullying.

An injunction ruling takes place in civil court. If the perpetrator continues to cyberstalk, harass the victim, or break the ruling in any way, criminal charges can then be filed. The perpetrator would then face criminal penalties, including jail.

You can benefit from having an injunction attorney help guide you through the judicial process when you or your family is dealing with an online bully or other threatening person. I can also help you with your domestic violence injunctions, repeat violence injunctions, and dating violence injunctions. Don’t live in fear of a dangerous individual. Give me a call at 407-284-1620.

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