Cyber Bullying!

Cyber bullying is a problem all around america.

What is cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is the use of information technology to harm or harass other people in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner.

Cyber bullying can be done in many different ways.

Cyber-bullying could be limited to posting rumors or gossips about a person in the internet bringing about hatred in other’s minds; or it may go to the extent of personally identifying victims and publishing materials severely defaming and humiliating them.

Cyber bullying is a crime.

Cyberbullying may rise to the level of a misdemeanor cyberharassment charge, or if the child is young enough may result in the charge of juvenile delinquency. Most of the time the cyberbullying does not go that far, although parents often try and pursue criminal charges. It typically can result in a child losing their ISP or IM accounts as a terms of service violation. And in some cases, if hacking or password and identity theft is involved, can be a serious criminal matter under state and federal law.

Wednesday, Sep. 22nd 2010 at 12am

Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

Piscataway Township, NJ

Tyler Clementi (December 19, 1991 – September 22, 2010) was an eighteen-year-old student at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey, who jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge on September 22, 2010. On September 19, his roommate, Dharun Ravi, and a fellow hallmate, Molly Wei, used a webcam on Ravi's computer and a computer in Wei's dorm room to view, without Clementi's knowledge, Clementi kissing another man. On September 21, the day prior to the suicide, Ravi urged friends and Twitter followers to watch via his webcam a second tryst between Clementi and his friend, though the viewing never occurred. Ravi and wei were indicated for their roles in the webcan incidents, though they were not charged with a role in the scuicide itself. Clementi's death brought national and international attention to the issue of cyber bullying and the struggles facing LGBT youth.