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Internet Harassment Is Against the Law in Missouri

Have You Ever Been Cyber Bullied?

As much as I love the Internet, I'm aware of what a dangerous place it can be since it seems that anonymity can bring out the worst in people. An example of this saddening fact is the story of a 13-year-old Missouri girl who committed suicide after being the victim of cyber bullying on MySpace. The case, which is being tried in a California federal court, has prompted Missouri Governor Matt Blunt to sign a bill that makes Internet harassment against the law.

Previously, harassment laws stated communication had to be written (as in snail mail), or over the telephone. But Monday, the new law took effect includes harassment via text, email, and other electronic devices.

I've never experienced virtual harassment myself, but I'm sure it's not uncommon. Have you ever been a victim of cyber bullying?


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