Hopefully you have been following the cyber-bullying trial against Lori Drew, the mother who set up a “MySpace” site and false identity of a boy in order to falsely make Megan Meier believe that the boy liked her, because her daughter, Sarah Drew didn’t like Megan.
In the end, once the hoax was revealed to Megan, she committed suicide by hanging herself. It’s such an unbelievable story of cruelty by an adult no less. There are some great articles online that you can read to catch up on the trial and what should be an interesting outcome. Of course, in the trial, the accused will use a defence of trying to stop the hoax, but somehow couldn’t. That’s also disturbing. Some good articles can be found in:
What will be interesting to see is if this will lead to some new rules/laws that prevent false identity on the internet. Is that really somethign that can be stopped? What do you think? Either way, I find the whole idea of an adult doing this to a teen the most disturbing part of the story.