Cyberbullying in the News

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News Stories

Understanding The Cyberharassment Problem

Parry Aftab, Information Week, August 23, 2004

Pupils Bullied in Cyberspace

Dora Tsavdaridis and Larissa Cummings, Daily Telegraph, August 20, 2004

Cyberstalker enters guilty plea

Satisfaction and relief for victim whose ordeal led to new state law

Vanessa Ho, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 30, 2004

School Code to Stop Cyberbullies

Jemma Chapman, News Interactive, July 26, 200

Mean Girls: It’s Not Just A Movie, July 8, 2004

Cyberbullies on the prowl in schoolyard

Diana Thorp, AustralianIT News, June 29, 2004

What to do if you find you're being cyberstalked

The head of a group that deals with that and other crimes on the Internet can offer hope and help.

Reid Goldsborough, Philadelphia Inquirer, June 17, 2004

Teenagers reach out via weblogs

Jo Trist, BBC News, June 6, 2004

Internet blamed for Japan school killing

Girl, 11, told police she stabbed classmate over Web site messages

Reuters, MSNBC, June 3, 2004

NZ schools worried about "text bullying"

New Zealand Catholic News, June 2, 2004

Stalked by a Cyberbully

-Cellphones and the Net are kids' social lifelines. They can also be their social death. MICHAEL SNIDER with KATHRYN BOREL, Maclean's Magazine, May 24, 2004

Rise of the cyberbully demands new rules

Mark Franek, Christian Science Monitor, May 10, 2004

A child's lifeline . . or the direct line to danger?

Julia Horton May 5, 2004

Queensland schools ban mobile bullying

Staff Writers, ZCNet Australia, April 28, 2004

Locker room camera-phone bullying on rise in Scandinavia

Leigh Phillips, Copenhagen Post, April 4, 2004

When kids turn cyberbullies
IMs, blogs and bash boards are being used to harass others; experts have ideas on why it’s happening and how to stop, March 31, 2004

Bullied by the click of a mouse
Alanna Mitchell, Globe and Mail, Saturday, Jan 24, 2004

Internet bullying
With the click of a key, bullies are humiliating their peers. What are schools doing to tame this behavior? Amanda Paulson, The Christian Science Monitor, December 30, 2003

Cyber-bullies make it tough for kids to leave playground

Mike Wendland, Detroit Free Press, November 17, 2003

Cliques, Clicks, Bullies And Blogs

Rachel Simmons, Washington Post, September 28, 2003

School bullies going high tech

Educators describe cellphones as the fastest-growing method of tormenting children.

Marissa, Nelson, London Free Press, September 2, 2003  

Parents file lawsuit over Star Wars video
Humiliation forced Quebec teenager to drop out of school, document says Tu Thanh Ha, Globe and Mail, July 23, 2003

Camera Phones Incite Bad Behavior 

Associated Press, Wired, July 09, 2003

Cyber bullies target girl

Bullies targeting a 15-year-old schoolgirl set up a website devoted to their victim. BBC, May 24, 2003

The Internet is the latest weapon in a bully's arsenal

Joan Leishman, CBC, October, 10, 2002

Youngsters targeted by digital bullies

 BBC News April 15, 2002

Freedom of Speech: Abusing Democracy

Carolyn Lastowski,, August 7, 2001

Cyber slammed

Kids are getting arrested for raunchy online bullying. It's definitely offensive, but is it against the law?

Amy Benfer, Salon, July 3, 2001

Kids spread hateful rumors online

Karen Peterson, USA TODAY, April 30, 2001