H.R. 4134 (110th): To direct the Attorney General to provide grants for Internet crime prevention education programs.

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Nov 09, 2007 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4134

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 9, 2007

(for herself, Mr. Young of Alaska, Ms. Berkley, Mrs. McCarthy of New York, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Sires, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Davis of Alabama, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Ellsworth, Mrs. Lowey, Mr. Rehberg, Mr. Castle, Mr. McIntyre, Mr. Kennedy, Ms. Kilpatrick, Mr. Michaud, Mr. Rothman, Mr. Boozman, and Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To direct the Attorney General to provide grants for Internet crime prevention education programs.

1.

Grants for Internet crime prevention education programs

(a)

Grant for i-Safe

(1)

Grant

Subject to the availability of the funds authorized to be appropriated under paragraph (2), the Attorney General shall provide a grant to i-Safe, Inc., to carry out Internet crime prevention education programs.

(2)

Authorization of Appropriations

There is authorized to be appropriated $5,000,000 for grants under paragraph (1) for each of the fiscal years 2008 through 2012.

(b)

Competitive grant program

(1)

Establishment

Subject to the availability of the funds authorized to be appropriated under paragraph (2), the Attorney General shall create and administer a competitive grants program for organizations to carry out Internet crime prevention education programs.

(2)

Authorization of Appropriations

There is authorized to be appropriated $5,000,000 for grants under paragraph (1) for each of the fiscal years 2008 through 2012.

2.

Internet Crime Prevention Education Programs Defined

(a)

In general

The term Internet crime prevention education programs means programs that serve to educate parents, children, educators, and communities about how to recognize and prevent potentially criminal activity on the Internet.

(b)

Related Definitions

(1)

Potentially criminal activity

The term potentially criminal activity includes access through the Internet and other electronic devices to potentially illegal activity including sexual or racial harassment, cyberbullying, sexual exploitation, exposure to pornography, and privacy violations.

(2)

Cyberbullying

The term cy­ber­bul­ly­ing includes verbal, visual, or written psychological bullying or harassment by an individual or group, using an electronic device or devices including e-mail, instant messaging, text messages, blogs, telephones, pagers, and websites, to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior that is intended to harm others.