Question: My son was bullied at school and the school did nothing. If I pass the names of the students along to a bully shaming group online, could I get in trouble? Answer: Yes, you could. Online Anti-Harassment Groups Online anti-bullying activists include a wide spectrum of individuals, motivations,
Question: I’m a junior in high school and my life is ruined. I went to a party last weekend and drank so much I don’t remember what happened. Some boys who were there have sent around photos of me shirtless and making out with one of them. My best friend wants to sic Anonymous on them. I just want
Question: My husband and I are doctors in Nashville and vocal advocates of the importance of childhood vaccines. We’ve spoken at seminars and written on the topic. Now we are online targets of bothan angry and, at times, threatening anti-vaccine group, and the heroes of the pro-vaccine bloggers.
We all live in an increasingly digital world. We use our cell phones, computers, and tablets daily (if not constantly) and social media “connects” us to the wider world with the tap of a finger. Laws, too, are always changing as lawmakers respond to new technologies and how people use them.
We have all seen it in the movies or on television. The hacker, usually a young man in a dark t-shirt and hooded sweatshirt, sits in front of a computer scene, furiously typing, lines of code streaming by on the screen until the screen blinks and he’s in – he’s hacked into the system! The real-life