Cyber Bullying... it's real, and it's harsh. This article by the NY Times provides several real life stories and facts about cyber bullying, and how schools have little training on the issue. The problem is, not all of the states have laws against cyber bullying. Words really do hurt.
Who knew telling someone they are ugly over the internet would be a form of cyber bullying. Well it is and it is now against the law. Bullying has grown out of control. It is the same as harassment and in most schools there is a zero tolerance rule for it. It can effect a society in a whole because if something where to happen to the person being bullied it can effect a whole community which leaks into the major society.