Cyberbullying: Should it be a felony?

by David Spark on August 19, 2009

The state of Missouri thinks cyberbullying should be a felony if the person doing the bullying is over 21 and the bullying recipient is a minor. This cyberbullying law is now officially on the books in Missouri after 13-year-old Megan Meier committed suicide supposedly after being berated by a fictional boy on MySpace who was actually the mother of Megan’s classmate. A similar case just came down in Missouri (luckily no suicide) and a woman is being charged with a cyberbullying felony. Read all about it here.

Last night on The Curtis Sliwa Show on WABC Radio, Curtis and I talked about these cyberbullying cases, social media contests, and a whole array of other tech issues.

Curtis Sliwa. Photo by Ian Grundy

Curtis Sliwa. Photo by Ian Grundy

Listen to our 11 minute discussion here, or download it.

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