Like most teenage girls, Sydney Dalton loves lip-gloss, hanging out with her friends, and talking on the phone. She’s got a Twitter and You Tube channel, and she’s totally obsessed with Justin Bieber. Well – she used to be, but she’s not anymore. And now she’s being cyber bullied over it.
After posting the video below of her and her friends tearing Justin Bieber posters off their walls and – GASP! – ripping them up, Sydney has been aggressively attacked by “Beliebers.” Justin’s hormonally charged fanbase have even gone so far as to send Sydney death threats, on Twitter and in video responses via You Tube.
Watch Sydney’s Video:
In one response, an angry Justin Bieber fan threatens Sydney: “I’m going to hit you in the f*****g face with a full wine bottle. Cork and all.” Presumably the girl’s parents would be very upset to find that their tween daughter had been dipping into their liquor cabinet – and to use their wine bottles as a weapon no less!
Has no one taught her that wine is for drinking?! And, perhaps more importantly, that threatening people is not cool?
Cyber bullying has been an increasing problem among kids and teenagers, but by talking with your kids – teaching them not only to think before they type, but also how much their words and hurt – StopCyberbullying.org, says that we can “help to create a generation of good cybercitizens, controlling the technology instead of being controlled by it.”
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