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Women Fighting Cybercrime

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 10:14am

By Deborah Stambler

ShutterstockMy daughter's middle school was recently hit with a wave of cyber bullying. In order to deal with the issue with the students, the school held an assembly which included Tracy Webb from the Los Angeles City Attorney's office, LAPD officers and others. My daughter was impressed by the array of experts sent in to explain the laws and ramifications of cyber bullying. Prior to the assembly, she had joined with her friends in a bit of activism and detective work. When the insulting and offending pages showed up on her Instagram and Facebook, she posted that this was mean, the girls being targeted were nice and the kids creating the pages should get a life and stop harassing people.

She and her friends tried to figure out who the bullies were. They tried to trace who created the pages through Facebook and by asking around. They also kept looking around during the assembly to see who looked guilty. According to her, they came up empty-handed, but she felt sure the woman from the city attorney's office could track down the culprits. This got me thinking.

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Source: The Huffington Post

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