That said, I thought I would take some time here to give the adults who have been victimized out there some general advice.
First, it is important to keep all evidence of the bullying: messages, posts, comments, etc.
They ended up settling for a very small amount – just to make a statement to the bully.
And while I don’t know the actual amount, I am sure their legal bills were in the tens of thousands of dollars.For example, if you are being cyberbullied on Facebook, contact them.If you are receiving hurtful or threatening cell phone messages, contact your cell phone company to obtain assistance.In Wisconsin, for example, it is a misdemeanor if someone uses computerized communication systems to “frighten, intimidate, threaten, abuse, or harass another person.” It is also against the law to “harass annoy, or offend another person.” See what the laws in your state are to determine if the police should get involved.If the threats or comments are detrimental to your health, safety, or occupation, you might want to consult with an attorney who specializes in harassment, defamation of character, false light, intentional infliction of emotional distress, or similar types of civil action.
If they are, the police will formally look into it.