A bill that would make cyberbullying a crime in Colorado passed the state House of Representatives on Friday.
The measure was named for Kiana Arellano, a Highlands Ranch teen who tried to kill herself over bullying on social media harassment. Before trying to hang herself, she was a bright and energetic cheerleader. Now she is a paraplegic unable to speak.
“Her smile says it all,” said her mother, Kristy Arellano, after the bill passed on preliminary voice vote Friday. If the measure passes a roll call vote next week, it would move to the state Senate.