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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.

 

UNACCEPTABLE: Taylor Swift Death Threats

December 2, 2012 Comments off

By Jessica Barbanel on November 20, 2012 11:16 AM EST

Taylor Swift is receiving death threats from One Direction fans on Twitter upset that she’d have the nerve to date singer Harry Styles.

After fans saw the two singers cozying up backstage at X Factor USA last week, One Direction fans have lashed out with venom not often aimed at the ultra-sweet country crooner.

“You’re a f***ing ugly bitch. I want to stab you to death and play around with your blood,” a user with the name Patrick Bateman, the serial killer character from “American Psycho,” wrote. Read entire article here.

 

North Carolina to Outlaw Student Cyberbullying of Teachers

November 20, 2012 Comments off
Kelly Poe
Raleigh News & Observer

RALEIGH — It will soon be illegal for a student to bully a teacher online in North Carolina, under an expansion of the state’s cyberbullying law that goes into effect Dec. 1 and may be the first of its kind in the country.

The School Violence Prevention Act of 2012 will make it a misdemeanor for students to post something online “with the intent to intimidate or torment a school employee.” It builds on a similar law passed in 2009 that criminalized online bullying of a student or a student’s parent or guardian. Read entire article here.

 

BREAKING: Local Teen Suicides Linked to Bullying

November 7, 2012 Comments off
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