Five teens have been sentenced to probation and community service in the case of Phoebe Prince. But bullying-prevention advocates hope that the work of ‘restorative justice’ has just begun.
Some observers believe that today's media environment is desensitizing young people to the hurtful effects of their actions. The case of a Rutgers student death is renewing scrutiny of this issue.
A Massachusetts district attorney recently filed charges against nine students for allegedly bullying Phoebe Prince to the point that she committed suicide. Prosecution of such cases are rare.
The Pew Research Center releases a survey of young cellphone owners and sexting – sending or receiving sexually provocative pictures on phones.
Pressure builds on social-networking websites to do more to block such content. Legislation is afoot, too.