Cyberbullying in Missouri

Fight Against this Growing Problem

Bullying has long been a problem countless children face in schools throughout the United States. However, with the introduction of new forms of technology and a vast range of platforms that give children nearly unlimited access to one another in a variety of ways, the problem has evolved, invading the lives of victims in ways long after the school bell rings. As a result, many states, including Missouri, have toughened up their stance against bullying and cyberbullying. If you believe that your child is being bullied through the use of the internet and social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, protect them with the assistance of a skilled legal advocate. At Coulter Lambson, our St. Louis County family law attorneys are here to fight on their behalf.

Call Coulter Lambson today at 314.675.1065 for a free initial case evaluation!

WHAT IS CYBERBULLYING?

For the up and coming generation of youngsters who grew up with incredible advancements in technology, cyberbullying is a commonplace occurrence that they have either witnessed or experienced firsthand. This type of bullying takes place digitally, whether it be via text messages, social media, or on an app. Examples of cyberbullying include:

  • Threatening text messages
  • Posting or texting nude or sexualized images of a person without his or her consent
  • Creating a “burn page” with the intention of spreading derogatory rumors and or posting hurtful insults
  • Creating a fake profile on a social media platform to impersonate and damage a person’s reputation

However, cyberbullying can be difficult to stop and can prove to be immensely harm for many reasons, including:

  • It went viral: Once a post goes viral, getting re-posted, re-tweeted, and shared across a variety of platforms, the humiliation, rumor, or threat can spread at an uncontrollable rate.
  • It offers more anonymity: Kids are not always willing to bully others in person, but it is often a different story online. Behind the screen, children often feel emboldened due to the additional anonymity online bullying provides. It can also make it difficult for school officials to take action and address these acts.
  • It is pervasive: Even if a victim and his or her parents are able to get a post, video, or photo removed, it will never truly disappear and the event itself likely already traumatized the victim.

 

Let Us Help Put a Stop to Cyberbullying

If your child is being cyberbullied, the legal team at Coulter Lambson, LLC, is here to listen to your concerns and will work with you to create a plan of action that will address the situation and protect your child from the harmful effects of cyberbullying. In some situations, you may be able to receive compensations for damages caused by the bullying. Our St. Louis family law attorneys have experience in handling such cases and are prepared to help you and your family.

For the skilled legal representation you deserve, call our office today at 314.675.1065 to schedule a free case evaluation and get started on putting together a comprehensive plan that will put an end to the cyberbullying your child is experiencing.

Contact Coulter Lambson, LLC for a free and confidential consultation.