(1) A person commits the offense of cyberbullying if the person purposefully or knowingly:
(a) with the purpose to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, or torment a minor as defined in 45-8-205:
(i) builds a fictitious profile or internet website;(ii) poses as a minor in an internet chat room, electronic mail message, instant message, or other electronic communication as defined in 45-8-213;(iii) follows a minor online or into an internet chat room; or(iv) posts or encourages others to post on the internet private, personal, or sexual information pertaining to a minor;
(b) with the purpose to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, or torment a minor or a minor's parent or guardian:
(i) posts a real or doctored image of a minor on the internet;(ii) accesses, alters, or erases any computer network, computer data, computer program, or computer software, including breaking into a password-protected account or stealing or otherwise accessing a password; or(iii) uses a computer system for repeated, continuing, or sustained communications, including electronic mail or other transmissions, to a minor;
(c) posts on the internet a statement, whether true or false, that intends to provoke or actually provokes a third party to stalk or harass a minor;(d) causes an unauthorized copy to be made or copies and disseminates any data pertaining to a minor in any form, including but not limited to any printed or electronic form of computer data, a computer program, or computer software residing in, communicated by, or produced by a computer or computer network for the purpose of terrifying, intimidating, threatening, harassing, or tormenting a minor;(e) registers a minor for access to a pornographic internet website; or(f) without authorization from the minor or the minor's parent or guardian, registers a minor for access to electronic mailing lists or to receive junk electronic mail and instant messages, resulting in intimidation, harassment, or torment of the minor.
(2) A person convicted of the offense of cyberbullying is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined an amount not to exceed $500 or be imprisoned in the county jail for a term not to exceed 6 months, or both.(3) As used in this section, the following definitions apply:
(a) "Internet chat room" means a computer service allowing two or more users to communicate with each other in real time.(b) "Profile" means:
(i) a configuration of user data required by a computer so that the user may access programs or services and perform the user's desired functions on that computer; or(ii) a personal page or section of a page on a website made up of data in text or graphic form that displays significant, unique, or identifying information, including but not limited to listing acquaintances, interests, associations, activities, or personal statements.