Students Create Fake Online Profiles to Bully Peers
Two teenage girls were arrested in Florida and charged with cyberstalking after creating a fake Facebook page impersonating another student and using it to bully her. Students at an Indianapolis high school set up false Twitter accounts for their principal and tweeted offensive comments before the account was shut down.
And at a Minnesota middle school, someone created a false Facebook profile for a 6th grader and used it to make violent threats.
Students' creation of fake online identities is forcing schools to deal with such behavior, which raises legal as well as school safety concerns. In fact, some behavior in such situations can now be deemed illegal under state cyberbullying laws or even...
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