Posted by Sandra on February 28, 2008
Yup, I decided to move this over too. Good information for those that need it!
A number of key factors have been indentified:
- False accusations. Many cyberstalkers try to damage the reputation of their victim and turn other people against them. They post false information about them on websites. They may set up their own websites, blogs or user pages for this purpose. They post allegations about the victim to newsgroups, chat rooms or other sites that allow public contributions, such as Wikipedia or Amazon.com.
- Attempts to gather information about the victim. Cyberstalkers may approach their victim’s friends, family and work colleagues to obtain personal information. They may advertise for information on the Internet, or hire a private detective. They often will monitor the victim’s online activities and attempt to trace their IP address in an effort to gather more information about their victims. 
- Encouraging others to harass the victim. Many cyberstalkers try to involve third parties in the harassment. They may claim the victim has harmed the stalker or his family in some way, or may post the victim’s name and telephone number in order to encourage others to join the pursuit.
- False victimization. The cyberstalker will claim that the victim is harassing him. Bocij writes that this phenomenon has been noted in a number of well-known cases.
Cyberbullying involves recurring or repeated harm willfully inflicted through the medium of electronic text. In order for it to be cyber-bullying, the intent must be to cause emotional distress, and there must be no legitimate purpose to the communication. Cyberbullying can be as simple as continuing to send e-mail to someone who has said they want no further contact with the sender, but it may also include threats, sexual remarks, pejorative labels (i.e., hate speech). Cyber-bullies may disclose victims’ personal data (e.g. real name or workplace/schools) at websites or forums, or may attempt to assume the identity of a victim for the purpose of publishing material in their name that defames or ridicules them.
As I do more and more research on the laws and regulations against cyberbullying and cyberstalking, I am amused to see that the vast majority of the sites and documentation are geared towards children and teens, the usual stalkers. Children and teens. Mentally unbalanced, emotionally immature. Children.
I am sated at this point – I now know for a fact I am above reproach. Attack, abuse, lie lie lie, talk, stalk, whatever. I am so much better than you. I am so much smarter than you. I have intellect, dignity, maturity, class, common sense, inner and outer beauty, a solid strong family structure, wonderful friends, and I know for a fact – without a doubt – I am an AMAZING parent/wife/friend.
Since it appears mostly children and teens fall into the category of bullies, you continue on in your little girl ways and maybe some day you will grow up and merely DREAM about being as amazing as I am. You never will be, however. The hatred, maliciousness, immaturity, and ignorance that spew from every pore in your body will never change. It’s inbred. And you are breeding children just like you. You will be a sad pathetic person for the rest of your life. That’s a shame. I do feel sorry for you, for the unnecessary path you have chosen, for the feelings of complete and total insecurity and inadequacy you have. Perhaps you can seek some professional help?
And the best part is, you can’t affect me. I’m above you. You are vapor.
Thank you to my friends who have made sure I know this. You know I love you, you know you have the shirt off my back when you need it.
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