COLUMBUS — An Ohio mother who says taunting over a nude cell phone picture led to her teen daughter’s suicide was to testify before a state legislative panel Wednesday in favor of anti-bullying legislation.
An Ohio House panel is reviewing a bill named after Cynthia Logan’s daughter. The “Jessica Logan Act” would require public schools to expand their bullying policies to prohibit harassment by cell phones, computers and other electronic means.
Under the bill, school administrators could discipline students who “cyberbully” on buses and off school grounds. Schools would also be required to provide anti-cyberbulling training to teachers.
Jessica Logan’s parents say the 18-year-old hanged herself in 2008 after weeks of ridicule at her school in Cincinnati. She had sent her boyfriend a nude cell phone picture, which he forwarded to others.