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. 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.
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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.
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- "Parent Advice - Cyberbullying Tips - Common Sense Media". commonsensemedia.org. Retrieved April 2, 2010.
- "DON'T HURT: Schools win $10m to fight cyber-bullying - Education - News - Melbourne Leader". melbourne-leader.whereilive.com.au. Retrieved October 25, 2010.
- Salter, Jim (June 30, 2008). "Mo. governor signs cyberbullying bill - Internet- msnbc.com". MSNBC. Retrieved April 2, 2010.
- "Legal Clips » New Hampshire law requires schools to have policies against cyberbullying". legalclips.nsba.org. Retrieved October 25, 2010.