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

April 14, 2013 Comments off


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.

Cyberharassment Convictions: Does the U.K. Have the Right Answer?

December 6, 2012 1 comment

By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor

The number of internet trolls convicted in court of bullying online has soared by more than 150 per cent in just four years.

New figures show more than 1,200 people last year were convicted of sending offensive, obscene or threatening electronic messages – up from just 498 in 2007.

After several high profile cases involving celebrities and families grieving for loved ones being targeted on Twitter, Facebook and chatrooms, police have become more willing to use the full force of the law.

Read more.


BREAKING: Cody Teen Commits Suicide, Grandmother & Best Friend Blame Bullying

November 18, 2012 Comments off

By KFBB News Team

Story Created: Nov 14, 2012 at 11:06 PM MST

Story Updated: Nov 14, 2012 at 11:06 PM MST

A disturbing trend continues, sadly close to Big Sky Country, a Cody woman believes her grandson committed suicide because he was repeatedly bullied.

The 16-year-old’s best friend agrees, but police aren’t saying much about the teenager’s death. Read the entire article here.

Police Investigating: Cyberbully Urges Suicide

November 17, 2012 Comments off

Stop Accepting Bullying As Just a Sad Fact of Life

November 4, 2012 Comments off

Now we appreciate how damaging it is, we need to get our act together and outlaw it, writes Carol Hunt

It’s not true that Irish children are somehow “crueller” than children in other countries, despite what co-founder of controversial website Mark Terebin has asserted. Our kids are neither more nor less kind than those of other jurisdictions. Bullying has been around for centuries, and many of us, adults and children alike, have bullied or been bullied to varying degrees. Sometimes it’s viewed as part and parcel of growing up; nasty but inevitable. Sticks and stones and all that … But just because something has always occurred is no excuse for tolerating its existence, or indeed continuance.


For those who say that bullying is a sad fact of life, I argue that corporal punishment used to be the norm, particularly in the “education” of children. Wife-beating was tolerated as a fact of life. Driving home drunk after an evening in the pub didn’t raise an eyebrow in many quarters. But gradually we realised the awful consequences of such behaviours and decided society needed new values. Now we need to encourage a behavioural change regarding our attitudes towards bullying, on and offline. We can do it, but everyone needs to play a part. Read entire article here.

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