By Thomas A. Jacobs, J.D.
How do teens know when they might be “one click away from the clink”? This book presents a powerful collection of landmark court cases involving teens and charges of cyberbullying, which includes:
- sending insulting or threatening emails, text, or instant messages directly to someone
- spreading hateful comments about someone through emails, blogs, or chat rooms
- stealing passwords and sending out threatening messages using a false identity
- building a website to target specific people
Each chapter features the seminal case and resulting decision, asks readers whether they agree with the decision, and urges them to think about how the decision affects their lives.
Chapters also include related cases, important facts and statistics, and suggestions for further reading.
With an ever-increasing number of serious cases of cyberbullying and school violence, this book is needed more urgently than ever.
Suitable for ages 12 and older. 208 pages. Softcover. 6 x 9. 2010.