Wednesday, March 4, 2015

If My Child is Cyber Bullied-What Laws Govern Cyber Bullying in Connecticut

The National Law Review, February 3, 2015

"Fifty-two percent of young people report being cyber bullied. According to a 2011 report, 25% of teenagers in Connecticut have experienced repeated bullying on their cell phone or the Internet. 95% of teens who witness cyber bullying on social media ignore the behavior. More than half say they never confide in their parents when cyber bullying happens to them.

Becoming more common than ever, cyber bullying, which was once considered a "coined media catchphrase", has morphed into a well-documented serious problem punishable as a crime. Victims are not only internalizing their feelings and keeping quiet about the online harassment, some are even taking their own lives. Both Phoebe Prince and Tyler Clementi committed suicide after online torture went too far and became too much for them to handle." Read More.

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