Cyberbullying: StickyDrama and 4chan Are Bullying Playgrounds
As we blogged about a few days ago, Jessi Slaughter is an 11-year-old who endured extreme forms of cyberbullying as a result of YouTube videos that she posted online. Here’s some more information about the two Web sites linked to the case: StickyDrama and 4chan.
StickyDrama is a teen gossip site which Slaughter was frequently visiting. It is on this site where many of Slaughter’s bullies began to threaten her. Many people are unaware that StickyDrama is actually owned by a 31-year-old man who also owns Sticky-Noodz, a sexually explicit amateur pornography site which made news after the owner witnessed a sexual assault online, and then blogged about it, without reporting it to the police.
4chan is a website that allows users to anonymously post images and comments. The site is apparently credited with increasing the Slaughter case’s popularity, and is a breeding ground for cyberbullying.
As a result, parents should add StickyDrama and 4chan to their “watch list” and limit or restrict their children from accessing the sites.
Tagged as: bullying, cyber bullying, Internet Safety, Online Reputation, parenting, Privacy Online, Social Networking Safety, teens online health, videos, YouTube