The Chicago Tribune published an article about a new law which will set Illinois public schools to task in investigating and helping students who are cyber-bullied. In the days following the law's enactment, a downstate school district administrator circulated a message stating that schools may require the students to turn over their social media passwords. Misinformation then began to spread about the new law regarding whether or not schools can demand students to provide their passwords. The new law does not permit this. The ACLU of Illinois has a history of supporting anti-bullying measures for students, but opposed this measure, since it could potentially punish students for acts which happen outside of school. The Chicago Tribune spoke with communications and public policy director Ed Yohnka:
"We have a mechanism in society to control the behavior of young people outside the school," Yohnka said. "They're called parents."