Cyberbullying

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Cyberbullying is the misuse of electronic information and mass media, such as e-mail, SMS, weblogs, cellphones and defamatory websites, to harass or attack a person or a group. It can cause emotional damage[1]. Cyberbullying can include sending threats and unwanted sexual messages.

Some schools have started programs to teach students about cyberbullying and how to deal with it.[2]

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In 2006, a 13 year old girl in Missouri killed herself after receiving mean messages on MySpace from a woman pretending to be a teenage boy. The state of Missouri then made using technology like the Internet or text messages to harass someone illegal.[3]

In New Hampshire, a law was passed in 2010 that said that schools must have rules against cyberbullying.[4]

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