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Can you imagine losing a loved one especially a child to a suicide caused by a thought-to-be harmless cyber-bullying situation The parents of Megan Meier were forced into this position when their daughter took her own life after her online harassment caused by her peers mother It seems as if the mother gained a power trip when she held a secret identity online and she decided to take it overboard ultimately resulting in Megans death Carl Timm who has over 8 years of experience in the implementation of Large Scale IP-based internetworks claims that Megan had been contacted by a 16-year-old boy by the name of Josh Evans and she was quite excited about the fact that a good-looking boy had reached out to her on MySpace page 100 She was completely oblivious to the fact that Josh Evan was actually a mother posing as a young boy purposely attempting and succeeding at messing with Megans mind and damaging her already disrupted self-esteem After Josh Evans started sending Megan disturbing messages and upsetting her Megan had hung herself in the closet 101 The mother of Megans peer Lori Drew created a fake MySpace account under the name of Josh Evans to determine whether Megan Meier was saying bad things about her daughter 101 Surely Lori Drew did not forecast that this act would result in the suicide of a young girl proving that people are not completely aware of the consequences of cyber-bullying This is simply one case study that resulted in various new laws pertaining to cyber-bullying unfortunately this hateful act continues to occur daily to a variety of peoples throughout the world Due to its extended prevalence and often severe effects the causes and results of cyber-bullying ought to be reconsidered and the malicious act should be further recognized in the United States of America as a serious crime that is worthy of a necessary form of punishment Cyber-bullying occurs due to a
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