Jessi Slaughter is Kerligirl13, and had a very public YouTube meltdown. Â The 11 year old girl hurled verbal obscenities at her critics, who lied about her sexuality on the popular teen Web site, StickyDrama.com. Â Because of the chaos caused by Slaughter, that site and another by the name of 4chan.com have become under scrutiny because of cyberbullying. Â 4chan allows users to leave totally anonymous comments about whatever they feel – so there’s no accountability for one’s words.
The cyberbullying experienced by Slaughter was extreme; she received death threats, unwanted deliveries, and even had to be taken into protective custody.
Although the cyberbullying is extreme, it wasn’t as extreme as that experienced by Phoebe Prince. Â Prince was a high school student who killed herself after being a cyberbullying target. Â Those who harassed her were criminally prosecuted. Â There’s no word so far if anyone will face criminal charges for the Jessi Slaughter saga.
Parents need to keep an eye on their children to ensure that they are not becoming cyberbullying targets or actually being the ones to commit cyberbullying attacks.