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.