By Emmi Grooney, Dec 16, 2009 1:18 PM
When people think of Florida, they think of sunny nice weather, a vacation spot with luxuries like Miami and the beach--not 13-year-old middle school girls committing suicide by hanging themselves. What could have caused this tragedy? is the question that arises after the initial shock. Who would have thought a case of "cyber-bulling" could have caused such a heartache in the small town of Ruskin, Florida?
Cyber-Bullying is defined as harassment or abuse that happens online, over the computer, or on the cell phone. Many have never heard of this, and luckily I couldn't find too many numbers of cyber-bullying related deaths, because of it being relatively unknown. What I did find though, is that it’s in fact is a big deal: a report from Boston news stated that legislation is currently pending to regulate bullying of school children.