Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Online Bullying Pervasive Among Young People, Poll Shows

Huffington Post (Washington D.C.) September 27, 2011

"Catherine Devine had her first brush with an online bully in seventh grade, before she'd even ventured onto the Internet. Someone set up the screen name 'devinegirl' and, posing as Catherine, sent her classmates instant messages full of trashy talk and lies. 'They were making things up about me, and I was the most innocent 12-year-old ever,' Devine remembers. 'I hadn't even kissed anybody yet.'
As she grew up, Devine, now 22, learned to thrive in the electronic village. But like other young people, she occasionally stumbled into one of its dark alleys." Read More

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