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State of Virginia to Require Internet Safety Classes in Public Schools

Concerned about the general increase in online crime, cyber-bullying, and sex offenders preying on underaged children, the state of Virginia has become the first to mandate that public schools offer Internet safety classes to all grade levels.

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Mother Whose Online Harassment of Teen Lead to Teen’s Suicide May be Charged with Fraud

Lori Drew, the woman who was the adult involved in the cyber harassment and cyber bullying of Missouri teen Megan Meier, which ultimately led to Megan hanging herself in November, is the subject of a Grand Jury investigation which has been convened to determine whether Lori Drew can be charged with fraud for her fraudulant use of MySpace.

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Thirteen Year Old Megan Meier Commits Suicide after Cyber Bullying and Online Emotional Attack by Classmate’s Parents Posing as Child

Thirteen year old Megan Meier committed suicide after being intentionally befriended and then dumped by someone she believed to be a new online friend named Josh Evans. In reality, Josh Evans – who said he was new to the neighborhood – turned out to be a MySpace account created by the mother of a schoolmate of Megan’s. Megan and the child had once been friends.

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Towards a Nanny Internet

Network neutrality, laws requiring dating sites to perform background checks and ISPs to rat out their users, laws banning anonymous posting, and cyber bullying legislation. Is it all part of a move towards a nanny Internet?