Exposing the Cyberbully
cyberbullying , target , bystander , bully , flaming , impersonation , outing and trickery , denigration , harassment and stalking , exclusion , Facebook , Formspring.me , Megan Meier , Phoebe Prince
This thesis takes a close look at the dynamics that make school-aged bullies not only dangerous, but too often deadly. Today's bullies have a new "playground" called cyberspace, where they can harass, humiliate and threaten their victims: They are called cyberbullies. In the United States as many as 35-45 percent of teens admit to being victims or engaging in online bullying. As a result of advancing technology and internet accessibility combined with over two hundred social websites, cyberbullying is escalating.