Posts tagged "cyberbullying"

Two Charged In #JadaPose “Viral” Gang Rape Of 16-Year-Old Girl

Two teenage boys have been charged in Houston, Texas for the gang rape of a 16-year old girl this past June. According to the victim, Jada, she drank some punch offered to her by a boy at a party she was attending, which turned out to be spiked. She says she then passed out, and…

Robyn Pennacchia / December 18, 2014

This Dance & Spoken Word Performance Takes Down Bullying

These ultra-talented kids from the non-profit group MusEffect collaborated with poet Azure Antoinette to put together a choreographed performance about cyberbullying. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, so there was no better time for the team to encourage a dialogue. What starts as a dull classroom morphs into a gorgeous, haunting routine that sticks in your…

Claire Hannum / October 25, 2014

“Duke Porn Star” Belle Knox Pens An Open Letter To Alyssa Funke

“Duke porn star” Belle Knox (real name: Miriam Weeks) penned an open letter to the late Alyssa Funke, the 19-year-old who committed suicide after her classmates harassed her for appearing in porn. [xoJane]
A committee in the Louisiana’s state house of representatives has advanced a bill that would keep a braindead pregnant woma…

Jessica Wakeman / May 23, 2014

19-Year-Old Girl Committed Suicide After Being Cyberbullied Over Amateur Porn

When Alyssa Funke of Minnesota was 18, she filmed an amateur porn for a site called CastingCouch-X, which features “Fresh New Amateur Girl Porn Videos.”

In March, the porno was posted online. At some point thereafter, says her family, former classmates at Stillwater Area High School began harassing Alyssa over social media, calling…

Jessica Wakeman / May 21, 2014

Vivian Vosburg, Mother Of One Of Rebecca Sedwick’s Cyberbullies, Arrested For Child Abuse & Child Neglect

“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” said Florida’s Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd in regards to the announcement that Vivian Vosburg, 30, of Lakeland, FL, the stepmother of one of the cyberbullies who tormented Rebecca Sedwick, 12, before her suicide, has been charged with child neglect and child abuse. Vosburg is the stepmom…

Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2013

Rehtaeh Parsons, 17, Committed Suicide After Photo Of Her Rape Was Distributed Around School

There are no words.

Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old girl from Nova Scotia, Canada, attempted to commit suicide last week after she was allegedly raped at a party and had a photograph of her rape passed around to her classmates. Rehtaeh’s family removed her from life support on Sunday.

Jessica Wakeman / April 9, 2013

High Schooler Shares Heartbreaking Online Slutshaming Problem With NPR

Adults blame victims of sexual crimes and indiscretions, asking “Why was she dressed like that?” or “Why did she drink so much?”

Adults also use the Internet for humiliation, like stocks in the town square.

And lest you forget, children are watching us and mimicking what we do. Don’t believe me?

Jessica Wakeman / January 8, 2013

Frisky Rant: The Mommy Wars Go Digital

Mommy bloggers are crazy. No, not because they blog about every mind-numbingly boring burp and giggle — because they do it despite the fact that their readers are just vicious to them. For example, The New York Daily News tells us about mommy blogger Shellie Ross, who lived every mother’s worst nightmare when she found…

Jessica Wakeman / April 29, 2010

Parents Blame Facebook For Their Daughter’s Suicide

Here’s the saddest news ever: Holly Grogan, a 15-year-old Catholic schoolgirl in Britain, jumped off a road bridge and killed herself last week, allegedly after a barrage of mean messages on her Facebook wall appeared. Her parents blame “cyberbullying” and said in a statement, “Holly struggled to cope with the huge pressures placed upon her…

Jessica Wakeman / September 24, 2009