Parents Internet Guide - Parental Controls

A Parent's Guide to the Internet and it's Dangers to Children, and Parental Controls software information.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Cyberbullying Leads to Arrests

Three boys age 17 and one girl age 18 were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder after posting threats in a chatroom. The boy against whom the threats were made was unharmed.

How many times has a story like this appeared in the news this year? Cyberbullying is a serious offense. Your kids can get arrested for it whether the threats are real or made as a joke. This isn't school yard bullying where it comes down to a he said/she said match. These are conversations transcribed and saved on the Internet. Anybody can find them and anybody can print them out. This is hard evidence against your child. Install monitoring software and pay attention to what your kids are saying.

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