ALBANY - Paige Pless is accustomed to being singled out. But Monday, on the state Senate floor, it was for her work to combat bullying. Not as a victim of bullying.
"There was a point I completely shut down, I was so sick of it," the 15-year-old from Westerlo explained.
Instead of withdrawing even more, Paige began working with Sen. Jeff Klein, D-Bronx, to draft new legislation to make cyber bullying a crime. The bill updates New York's current stalking and harassment laws to include electronic communication like texting or the internet