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A federal appeals court upheld the suspension

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for creating a Web page suggesting another student had a sexually transmitted disease. A federal appeals court upheld the suspension, dismissing Ms. Kowalski's argument that the school shouldn't punish her because she had created the site at home (Education Week, 2012). So why aren’t there laws that protect children from being cyber bullied outside of school? When will these children be protected? How late is the government going to have to wait before these laws come in effect? Unfortunately, these questions don’t have answers. Nobody knows when and how these children and families are going to be protected. One answer could be that the issue will be resolved when it’s a little too late.
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Back in November of 2006 a story of a 13 year old girl was spread out throughout the news because she was found dead in her bedroom. This young girl had hung herself from her bedroom closet. Megan Meier had committed suicide because of cyber bullying. Megan had started a friendly relationship on MySpace with a 16 year old boy named Josh Evans who had befriended her on this social network. Josh stated that he was home schooled but lived nearby. As the relationship progressed, Megan’s mom was a bit worried about this Josh kid so called the police station to try and get help to see if there was a way she could find out o]if this kids website was real or fake. Unfortunately, they couldn’t tell. On October 15, 2006 Megan got an e-mail from Josh stating that he couldn’t be her friend because she wasn’t nice to people in her school. Someone using Josh's account was sending cruel messages and Megan called her mother, saying electronic bulletins were being posted about her, saying things like, "Megan Meier is a slut, Megan Meier is fat" according to the Associated Press. Megan just couldn’t understand why her friendship with Josh had unraveled. The stress and frustration was too much for Megan, who also had a history of depression. On October 16, 2006 Tina Meier discovered her daughter’s body in her bedroom closet. Megan had hung herself. Social Networks and Divorces There are many cyber bullying stories and a research paper would be like an encyclopedia if every single case was exposed, but sadly, it doesn’t end here. These social networks not only cause human beings to take away their lives. These social
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networks also cause families to split up and many of them ending in divorce. The social networks provide the ability for any human being to come in contact with anybody anywhere and at any time, it allows users the ability to get in touch with an ex or meet a new and interesting person. Facebook itself is causing many divorces around the world, and justices are getting wise, and using evidence on Facebook during divorce hearings. Over 80 percent of U.S. divorce attorneys say they've seen a rise in the number of cases using social networking, according to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Winnipeg Free Press, 2012). "Affairs happen with a lightning speed on Facebook," says K. Jason Krafsky, who wrote the book Facebook and Your Marriage with his wife Kelli. In the real
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