Teen Arrested for Cyberbullying Teacher

Today, in This Modern Horrible World, a Connecticut student was arrested for cyberbullying his teacher with an app called Streetchat, which people only seem to use to humiliate each other. » 10/03/14 1:00pm 10/03/14 1:00pm

Fark To Add 'Misogyny' to List of Bannable Offenses

Hell yes. A major online community is cracking down on instances of abusive language towards women and guess what? It's a really big fucking deal and you should feel good about it. » 8/20/14 11:50pm 8/20/14 11:50pm

About Time: Twitter to Fix Policies After Trolls Attack Zelda Williams

A few days after Robin Williams' daughter Zelda Williams was cruelly bullied off of social media in the wake of her father's death, Twitter announced it will make changes to prevent similar incidents in the future. » 8/14/14 9:50am 8/14/14 9:50am

Teen's Science Fair Project Is a Genius Plan to Fight Cyberbullies

This really puts those popcorn-kernel tests and baking-soda volcanos in perspective: One teen decided the science fair was a great opportunity to test out a new method for battling cyberbullying. » 8/08/14 2:20pm 8/08/14 2:20pm

Kindergarteners Could Face Criminal Bullying Charges in California City

The city council of Carson, California has given preliminary approval to a law that would make bullying a misdemeanor...for kids as young as kindergarten. So, what they're saying is, you can get a misdemeanor for being a mister meanie!!!! » 5/09/14 6:10pm 5/09/14 6:10pm

Facebook Apologizes for Dating Ad Featuring Photo of Rehtaeh Parsons

Until the morning, Facebook was running two ads for a Canadian dating site, both of which featured photos of Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old who committed suicide after she was allegedly gang raped by four boys who then circulated photos of the assault online. "Find Love in Canada!" read each ad, over a photograph of… » 9/18/13 6:45pm 9/18/13 6:45pm

The Internet: A Source of Bullying and Coping for LGBT Youth

The Internet is everyone's frenemy. But for LGBT kids, the Internet can be a source of constant harassment and threats, a phenomenon all-too familiar in American media after countless suicides as a direct result of cyberbullying. A new study by the the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network corroborates that claim… » 7/12/13 5:00pm 7/12/13 5:00pm

Neighbors Support Boys Accused of Gang-Raping Girl Before Her Suicide

What do you do with an untapped penchant for Clipart and rape apologia? Cover Rehtaeh Parsons' neighborhood with Pepto-Bismol pink posters proclaiming: "Speak the truth. There’s two sides to every story. Listen before you judge. The truth will come out. Stay strong and support the boys." » 4/18/13 4:30pm 4/18/13 4:30pm

Anonymous Isn't Releasing Names of Teen Suicide Victim's Rapists...Yet

The death of Rehtaeh Parsons, the 17-year-old Nova Scotian who committed suicide last week after being gang-raped at a party in 2011 and then cyber-bullied about it for over a year afterwards, is being avenged by Anonymous. » 4/10/13 9:30pm 4/10/13 9:30pm

Another Teenage Girl Kills Herself After Onslaught of Internet Bullying

Yet another teenage girl killed herself after being sexually assaulted and aggressively cyber-bullied. Will Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old from Nova Scotia who died last Sunday after attempting suicide a few days earlier, go down in tragic history alongside Amanda Todd and Jessica Laney, two other teens who recently… » 4/09/13 1:55pm 4/09/13 1:55pm

Yet Another Teenage Girl Killed Herself Thanks to Social Media Bullying

In another example of the ongoing wonderful, incredible, super duper "new niceness" internet phenomenon, another teenage girl has killed herself after repeatedly being called a slut and a "fuckin ugly ass hoe" by internet commenters. » 12/12/12 3:45pm 12/12/12 3:45pm

Amanda Todd's Mother Plans To Educate Other Parents On Cyber-Bullying

Carol Todd—mother of Vancouver teenager Amanda Todd, who committed suicide one month short of her 16th birthday after years of bullying due to a topless photo she sent to a man in an online chatroom in middle school—gave an interview to the Vancouver Sun yesterday. She spoke about her daughter's suffering, the… » 10/13/12 6:00pm 10/13/12 6:00pm

Will This 15-Year-Old Suicide Victim's PSA Actually Convince Bullies to…

Amanda Todd, the Vancouver-area 15-year-old who allegedly killed herself this week after years of cyber bullying, is famous now, thanks to the chilling anti-bullying video she posted on YouTube a few weeks before her death. But there's nothing special or unique about Amanda's story. That's why it's so powerful. » 10/12/12 1:40pm 10/12/12 1:40pm

Next Top Model Judge Hospitalized after Twitter Bullying Leads to…

Today in horrible, depressing news of how terrible people can be: Australia's Next Top Model judge, anti-bullying campaigner, television presenter, and former model Charlotte Dawson has been hospitalized in Sydney following an apparent suicide attempt that came after weeks of vicious bullying on Twitter. Speaking out… » 8/30/12 3:30pm 8/30/12 3:30pm

How Should Google+ Stop Sexual Harassment?

Google+ has had a rocky start, and one of its problems has been its skewed gender ratio — the social networking platform remains overwhelmingly male. Now one user is arguing that the way to fix this is to make it easier for users to report sexual harassment on the service. Does Google+ need a special harassment button? » 3/13/12 4:45pm 3/13/12 4:45pm

Hilarious Internet Collective Continues Tradition of Taunting Teen Who…

Fifteen-year-old Amanda Cummings stepped in front of a bus two days after Christmas, suicide note in her pocket. Her family's understandably heartbroken by their loss, but they're even more heartbroken by the response Amanda's death has gotten on the internet. Online forum 4chan, notorious for targeting dead kids for… » 1/05/12 7:00pm 1/05/12 7:00pm

What Formspring Means For Friendship And Female Aggression

The parasites of the social media world are websites and applications that let users post anonymous messages about others. Formspring.me has been leading the pack. Untold thousands of teenagers have accounts on the site, which allows your audience –- almost always your classmates –- to write anything on your personal… » 9/02/11 3:00pm 9/02/11 3:00pm

Photographer Refuses Cyberbully Clients

When a Pennsylvania photographer saw that some of her teen clients were cyberbullying other kids, she refused to photograph them. Now she's receiving an outpouring of support. » 8/19/11 5:50pm 8/19/11 5:50pm

Calling Your Teacher A "Fatass" Isn't Cyberbullying, It's Youth

A high school student was suspended after calling his teacher a "fatass" on Facebook — and interestingly, the school's referring to it as "cyberbullying." » 2/03/11 2:15pm 2/03/11 2:15pm

Meet The Well-Adjusted Target Of The Bieber Army's Attacks

Fifteen-year-old Sydney Dalton, whose temporary disdain of Justin Bieber enraged legions of other teen girls, is apparently dealing with the situation with maturity and aplomb. Maybe there's hope for America's youth after all. » 9/07/10 11:19am 9/07/10 11:19am