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Cyberbullying by 3 sodium

  1. 1. Cyber Bullying Brought to you by: Alien Ware
  2. 2. What is Cyber Bullying? • Cyber Bullying is the act of ‘....’ • In other countries the most concrete example of which is the United States, have laws to combat such violation of rights to others and therefore, punishable under legal law.
  3. 3. Popular Cases of Cyber Bullying
  4. 4. Case 1 Subject: Megan Taylor Meier (October 2010)
  5. 5. Background of Subject • Megan Taylor Meier (November 6, 1992 – October 17, 2006), an American teenager from Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, committed suicide by hanging three weeks before her 14th birthday. A year later, Meier's parents prompted an investigation into the matter and her suicide was attributed to cyber-bullying through the social networking website MySpace. • The mother of a friend of Meier, Lori Drew, was later indicted on the matter in 2008, but in 2009, Drew was acquitted.
  6. 6. Subject’s Brief History • Megan Meier was born in O'Fallon, Missouri, to Christina Laherty and Ronald Meier. She had lived in nearby Dardenne Prairie during her childhood, with her parents and sister Allison. • From the third grade, Megan had been under the care of a psychiatrist. She had been prescribed with citalopram, methylphenidate and ziprasidone. She had been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder and depression, and had self-esteem issues regarding her weight.
  7. 7. Brief Account of Incident • The account through which the bullying of Meier took place purportedly belonged to a 16-year-old male named "Josh Evans." • However, Lori Drew, the mother of a former friend of Meier, later admitted creating the MySpace account with her daughter and Ashley Grills, Lori Drew's 18-year-old employee. • Several people contributed to running the faked account, including Drew. Witnesses testified that the women intended to use Meier’s e-mails with "Josh" to get information about her and later humiliate her, in retribution for her allegedly spreading gossip about Drew's daughter
  8. 8. In-Depth • Soon after opening an account on MySpace, Meier received a message supposedly from a 16-year-old boy, Josh Evans, but actually sent by Lori Drew using a fabricated account. Meier and "Josh" became online friends, but never met in person or spoke. • Meier thought he was attractive. Meier began to exchange messages with this person, and was described by family as having had her "spirits lifted". This person claimed to have just moved to the nearby city of O'Fallon, was home schooled, and did not yet have a phone number.
  9. 9. Case II Subject: Phoebe Prince
  10. 10. In-Depth • On Monday of this week, nine high school students of South Hadley, Massachusetts were charged in the case of 15-year old Phoebe Prince who, after months of being bullied online and in school, took her own life on January 14 of this year. • The criminal charges range from stalking to criminal harassment to violations of civil rights (and in 2 cases, statutory rape). • It appears many of the egregious acts of those bullying Phoebe Prince were done at school. While it is not yet clear to what degree these students harassed Phoebe through text messaging or on social networking sites, it seems they were not humbled by their potential role in what ultimately happened to her. According to the Boston Globe, they “went on Facebook and mocked her in death.”
  11. 11. Case III Subject: Tyler Clementi
  12. 12. Background • Tyler Clementi was an eighteen-year-old student at Rutgers University in Piscataway Township, New Jersey, who jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge on September 22, 2010. • Clementi, from Ridgewood, New Jersey and a graduate of Ridgewood High School, was a talented violinist, having participated in the Bergen Youth Orchestra as concertmaster and the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra.
  13. 13. Brief Account of Incident • The suicide occurred after his sexual encounter with a man in his dorm room was video streamed over the Internet without Clementi's knowledge, by his roommate Dharun Ravi and a fellow hall mate Molly Wei, and after a second attempt was made by Ravi to record Clementi's sexual encounters. • Ravi and Wei were charged with invasion of privacy.
  14. 14. In-depth • Clementi had complained to his resident assistant and two other officials that his roommate had spied on his sex life and videostreamed it using a webcam. He wrote in detail on the Just Us Boys message board and Yahoo! message board about complaints he filed through university channels about his roommate.
  15. 15. Case IV Subject: Ryan Halligan
  16. 16. Background • Halligan was born on December 18, 1989 in Poughkeepsie, New York, the son of John P. and Kelly Halligan (was an IBM computer engineer) • His family moved to Essex Junction, Vermont, where Halligan attended elementary school and, later, middle school. He was described by his father as a "gentle, very sensitive soul", who experienced some developmental delays affecting speech and physical coordination in his early school years.
  17. 17. In-depth • Struggled against verbal, physical and emotional bullying in school • His ‘bully’ became his friend eventually, but the bully went back into bullying him because he was rumoured to be ‘gay’ • Asked for his father lessons on how to defend himself • AIM-ed a girl, named Ashley who pretended to like him • Halligan find courage to finally go to the girl (personally) but the girl called her a ‘loser’, he said to the girl that ‘It’s girls like who make me want to kill myself.’ • Found a penpal (chat mate) that had the same negative outlook in life and they exchanged info on how to kill themselves painlessly.
  18. 18. Conclusion