There are many kinds of Cyberbullying, such as threatening online messages, harassment, posting private photographs in a public forum, sharing secret information online or posting false statements. Whether its done online or over a cell phone, cyberbullying can have a devastating impact on children and teens. It can cause humiliation, social isolation, truency, severe mental anguish and in the most severe cases, lead to suicide.
An unforgettable example of cyberbullying includes the case of Jennifer Logan, an 18-year-old high school senior, who sent a nude photo of herself to her boyfriend. That photo was sent to hundreds of teenagers in at least seven Cincinnati-area high schools after the couple broke up. The cyber bullying assaults continued through Facebook, MySpace and text messages. Sadly, young Jessica couldn’t bear the torment and hanged herself.
No person should be targeted, bullied and humiliated whether on the playground or online.
If you or your child has become a victim of cyberbullying you don’t have to suffer alone. Philadelphia cyberbullying lawyer, Brent Wieand, is committed to holding cyberbullies accountable for the harm they cause. He will fight aggressively for your rights and will hold the bully responsible in a court of law. To speak with an attorney about questions you may have about online bullying or harassment that has resulted in suicide or severe emotional distress, call the Wieand Law Firm at 1 (215) 666-7777.