Posted by: itstails | December 10, 2008

You Can’t Even Hide From Bullies Online Now

Katherine_evans

This girl seems pretty harmless, right?  Just your ordinary teenage girl trying to make it through high school, right?  WRONG!  That’s not the face of an ordinary girl, no, that’s the face of a bully, but not just any bully, a CYBER-BULLY.  Dun Dun Dun.

That’s right, this girl, Katherine Evans, was suspended from school for Cyber-Bullying one of her teachers “after creating a Facebook group devoted to her English teacher. The group was called ‘Ms. Sarah Phelps is the worst teacher I’ve ever met!,’ and featured a photograph of the teacher, and an invitation for other students to ‘express your feelings of hatred.'”  I think it’s safe to say someone didn’t get an A in English this year.

The article goes on to say, “After people’s comments derided Evans for the online stunt, and expressed support for the teacher, she deleted the group.”  Ouch.  I mean, if you’re going to start a hate group, the first thing you should do is make sure there are others who feel the same way.  And if Katherine Evans is a Cyber-Bully – are these other students then Cyber-Heroes?

Either way, “The lawsuit alleges the black mark on Evans’ permanent record is “unjustifiably straining her academic reputation and good standing.”  Which is all fine and good, but I think all of the attention the lawsuit is getting is more of a black mark on her than if she had just kept quiet.  Oh well.

http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/12/us-student-inte.html

This story is Good News for:

1. Ms. Sarah Phelps, because it is one thing to have a couple students say you’re a good teacher, but another to have them go out of their way to fight a monstrous Cyber-Bully on your behalf.   

2. Cyber-Nerds, who I am assuming are the people picked on by Cyber-Bullies, because now that the Cyber-Bullying cases are coming to the forefront, hopefully these Cyber-Nerds will be able to stop having to play outside and be able to go back inside, on their computers again without the fear of being Cyber-Bullied.

3. This Site, because, hey, now maybe somebody will take them seriously. 

 

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