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Teens Arrested in Rape Case Tied to Saratoga High Student’s Suicide

April 14, 2013 Comments off

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Updated:   04/12/2013 12:46:18 PM PDT

SARATOGA — Three 16-year-old boys were arrested Thursday in the sexual battery of an intoxicated and unconscious 15-year-old Saratoga High School student, who killed herself last fall after photos of the assault went viral.

When digital photos showing what had happened “spread like wildfire,” the aftermath was so humiliating and torturous the gifted and well-loved Audrie Pott could no longer take it, said Robert Allard, the attorney for her family.

“Poor Audrie was terrorized by cyberbullying,” Allard said.

She posted on Facebook, calling it the “worst day in her life,” a life she now wanted to end — which she did Sept. 10, eight days after the assault. Read entire article here.

ACLU Wants To Challenge Cyberbullying Law

December 26, 2012 Comments off

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A raft of the law may be the first of its kind in the country, and the organization said it will seek plaintiffs for a possible court challenge to change it, contending it threatens to chill students’ free speech rights. The law threatens criminal penalties on students who use a computer with “the intent to intimidate or torment a school employee” by engaging in the same nasty online behavior that already makes it illegal to target a minor. Read Entire Post Here.

 

Bullying of School Bus Monitor

June 23, 2012 1 comment

By Associated Press, Updated: Saturday, June 23, 8:27 AM

MIAMI — The bullying that bus monitor Karen Klein endured on a ride home from an upstate New York school was painful and egregious, but also shows how student harassment of teachers and administrators has become more spiteful and damaging in the online era.

Much attention has been paid to students who bully students in class, after school and on the Internet. Less has been given to equally disturbing behavior by students who harass instructors, principals and other adults.

Click here to read entire story. 

Bill Would Punish Cyberbullies

April 18, 2012 Comments off

April 17, 2012, 05:00 AM By Hannah Dreier The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO — State lawmakers trying to keep up with evolving trends in online bullying passed a bill Monday that would give schools broader authority to punish students who harass their classmates on social networking sites.

AB1732 would allow schools to suspend or expel students who create online profiles impersonating classmates or set up “burn pages” filled with material intended to harm others.  The bill passed the Assembly 58-0 and moves to the Senate. Click here to read entire article.

 

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