Teens Are Cyberbullying Themselves. Why?
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Excerpt below from “Teens Are Cyberbullying Themselves. Why?” written by Sasha Jones for EducationWeek.org and featuring research from Dr. Sameer Hinduja, a professor of criminal justice at Florida Atlantic University.
Hannah Smith was a 14-year-old living in Lutterworth, England, when she began receiving hateful messages on the social-networking site Ask.fm. A few weeks later, she committed suicide.
Convinced their daughter was a victim of cyberbullying, her family called for the question-and-answer site to be shut down. But when Ask.fm officials investigated what happened, they found that 98 percent of the messages sent to Hannah could be tracked back to her own IP address…