Cyber-Bullying: Teenager Gets Cyber-Bullied On Facebook Memorial Page
Although 17-year-old beauty Alexis Pilkington of West Islip, Long Island was a star athlete, she took her own life in late March of this year. Now, Suffolk County police authorities are investigating Facebook messages that may have been sent before and after the teen’s death.
Pilkington’s parents do not believe cyber-bullying was a factor in their daughter’s death, but friends of the teen are extremely distraught by cruel and lewd messages posted to Alexis’ memorial page on Facebook, as well as attacks that appeared on Alexis' Formspring page. In fact, parents of Pilkington's friends hope to take legal action to help stop cyberbullying.
To date, more than 15 states have laws stating that cyberbullying is a harassment crime; however, New York State does not have such a law.
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