Can you sue for cyberbullying?The Cyberbullying Research Center (CRC) defines it as “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones and other electronic devices.”
Using that as the definition, victims of cyberbullying could potentially bring a legal claim against the perpetrator under personal injury law.
From all the media stories about teens and pre-teens bullying classmates through social media, you may wonder whether the law will protect your child from online attacks.
According to the Cyberbullying Research Center (CRC), about one quarter of students in middle school and high school report that they have been cyberbullied at some point in their lifetimes. Unfortunately, about 16 percent of the kids surveyed admitted that they had cyberbullied others at some point in their lives as well.
A serious and growing problem, cyberbullying is in front of our children daily. It can cause fear and stress. Children can become withdrawn from friends and family, they may become depressed and anxious. School grades will suffer and they may lose interest in extracurricular activities. Some are so traumatized, it leads to cutting or even suicide.
Contact us right away if you find you or your child is being cyberbullied.