Crime Online: bullying in cyberspace
While bullying is an age-old problem for students, technology such as social media and text messaging has given children, teens and even adults new opportunities to pick on one another.
Cyberbullying and cyberstalking are perhaps the most commonly reported crimes at the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office, with at least one case reported almost daily, says Det. James Marsh.
When it comes to cyberbullying, the majority of cases originate on social media pages, particularly Facebook.
“Cell phones and the Internet have made it very dangerous for kids today. Kids feel so comfortable with those cells phones that they don’t understand that you can’t do something across the Internet that you’re not allowed to do to somebody in person,” he said.
Some social media sites that allow anonymity, such as ...