Given the amount of mean-spirited content that is constantly posted to social networking sites, should these sites – as well as legislation – go further to protect their users against cyber bullying, or should users assume more of the responsibility in protecting both themselves and their children? Why or why not?

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Please read “E-commerce & Cyberlaw – They Will Be Bullies: Mean Girls in Cyberspace” of your textbook. Then answer the following questions (include your thoughts). Why would the judge not find a criminal violation? Is it a crime to bully over the Internet? Are there any other criminal statutes or crimes covered in the text that are applicable to Lori Drew’s actions? Do you think Ms. Drew should have also been charged with the death of Megan Meier rather than with conspiracy, unauthorized computer access, and three lesser charges? Why or why not? Given the amount of mean-spirited content that is constantly posted to social networking sites, should these sites – as well as legislation – go further to protect their users against cyber bullying, or should users assume more of the responsibility in protecting both themselves and their children? Why or why not?