Posted by: wesrules44 | March 6, 2011

About Online Bullying

This website below – Singularity Hub – has some interesting, compelling statistics about online bullying and how prevalent it has become.  Since the digital space has grown at a tremendous pace, government and society has not been able to keep up with what could go wrong.  We did not have enough time to implement safeguards against issues such as online bullying.  However, it really has become a major problem and it is critical that we deal with this and similar issues efficiently and effectively on an ad hoc basis.  Check out the link below for further infomation.  Also included is a YouTube video that provides some information about what online bullying is really all about.

http://singularityhub.com/2010/10/23/bullying-is-moving-online-is-there-no-escape-for-their-victims/

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  1. Cyber Bullying–especially within the past year–has become one of the most intrusive and dangerous forms of bullying. One of the most heart-wrenching cases in recent history is the story of Tyler Clementi.

    Clementi was a 18-year-old freshman at Rutgers University whose roommate secretly videotaped him having sexual relations with another man in his dorm room. The roommate then broadcast the video of Clementi’s sexual encounter over the internet, even advertising the event to his network on Twitter, thus outing Clementi’s sexuality. This happened not once, but twice.

    Following the second incident, Clementi posted this status on Facebook: “Jumping off the gw bridge sorry.” 10 minutes later, Clementi leapt to his death off of the George Washington bridge.

    Read more about Clementi’s tragic story here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/30/tyler-clementi-gay-student-suicide

    As you stated above, we need to figure out a way to keep this cyber bullying at bay–it’s dangerous in a very serious, frightening and invasive way.


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