Today, Good Morning America sat down with Jessi Slaughter, the 11 year-old victim of intense cyberbullying, and her parents. She talked about the content of her videos and how she's reacted to the firestorm that her videos touched off.
Jessi says that she understands how this could have pushed her to be suicidal but that she isn't. She is, however, getting some counseling, which seems like a really good idea.
GMA also brought in their resident cyber-bullying expert Parry Aftab to talk about ways that parents can be more involved with dealing with these types of situations, the most apt probably being to step away from the computer for a bit.
How the Internet Beat Up an 11-Year-Old Girl [Gawker]
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The Art of Trolling: Inside a 4chan Smear Campaign [Gawker]