Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Cyberbullying - Talentshow
Saw this and reminded me of a tragic story I read last December. It's actually hard to believe this even happened.
'Megan (13, St. Louis) had a MySpace profile when a cute boy "Josh" (16) begins courting her. All is well until Josh breaks up with her online by sending cruel messages about how she hurts her friends, is fat and a slut, and "the world would be a better place without you."
Shortly after reading this, Megan commits suicide. Josh turns out to be a fake profile created by Lori Drew, the mother of one of Megan's former friends.'
I know this kind of thing can happen offline too. Still scary and very sad. I've lifted it directly from Danah Boyd's post. You'll find a fair bit of discussion there.
Found video via toddand
Posted by Paul Dervan at 11:29 AM
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This type of thing is so sad. It's very easy to type something and not realise the damage done. I suppose it is one of the uglier sides of social networking
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