Suicide, Cyberbullying & Cybervigilantes


The Washington Post has a feature on the story of Megan
Meier, the girl who committed suicide based on messages she received from a group
of cyberbullies. The feature tells the entire story of the saga from start to
end, and nicely illustrates the mentality and organization of online groups
with questionable intentions.


Also of interest is the limited statutory options prosecutors
had in attempting to charge the cyberbullies. This tragic story will likely be
a watershed point in cyberbullying and one would hope that it would at least
help to prevent similar stories from occurring in the future.

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