Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sad cyberbullying story




http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,583948,00.html

Police suspect cyberbullying may be the cause of 15 year old Phoebe Prince's suicide. Now here's the part that REALLY makes me mad...bullies continued to post insulting messages on Phoebe's Facebook page AFTER her death. Bullies had taunted this girl through Facebook, text messaging, and other media. Really, this story is sad and makes me pretty mad.

Facebook's page on what to do if you are being harassed/cyberbullied can be found here:
Facebook Help

You can find additional free help here: http://www.wiredsafety.org/

A video from them for kids/preteens about what to do to prevent and deal with cyberbullying:

2 comments:

WhiteBullie said...

That's terrible...
Wonder if it ever haunts them.

Mama Hill said...

That is so sad. I don't understand it. I guess because they can hide behind a computer it makes it easier for them to bully. I wonder where the parents are in all this.