Technology presents some of our greatest opportunities and greatest threats. It’s critical for Maryland to develop modern laws that anticipate and stay ahead of emerging trends – establishing a tech-savvy and pliable foundation to continually keep Maryland families safe.
In 2014, I wrote Grace’s Law – one of the toughest anti-cyberbullying laws in the nation and a model other states have followed – to keep our children safe from online predators and bullies. In addition, I sponsored and supported common-sense measures to protect Marylanders from gang and gun violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
Gun violence is an existential threat to our schools, workplaces, and homes. According to Everytown for Gun Safety, an average of 743 people die of gun violence in Maryland each year, and crime rates are disproportionately high in Baltimore. Del. Cardin is proud to support the state’s ongoing efforts to prevent gun violence through common-sense reforms.
Today’s hostile digital landscape puts our children at risk of online harassment, cyberbullying, and other attacks that use social media to take advantage of vulnerable citizens. Del. Cardin is committed to creating the safest schools, online communities, and public spaces possible.