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Who is to blame when bullying drives a person to attempted homicide

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The social media toys that we all love to play with, like Facebook, cell phones, YouTube, etc. have introduced some shocking and unwelcome behavior into the internet environment we all treasure. It seems there are swarms of bullies roaming the internet and terrorizing innocent, unsuspecting victims. Many of them are school aged children. Reports of cyber bullying are now coming in from all over the country. These incidents have led to murder, suicide and serious injury, mainly in our school environments. In response to this, 48 states now over the past few years have enacted laws specifically targeting anyone who uses information technology to engage in deliberate, repeated and hostile behavior that is intended to harm. Here harm is inclusive of an emotional harm that cyber bullying may inflict among middle school and high school teens and especially elementary school pre-teens, who are most vulnerable.

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