In that case, the adult victims were being bullied in an AOL chat room.
Everyone agreed that what the bully was doing was wrong, but to what were the victims entitled?
You should also take the time to check your state laws.
We have discussed some of these laws on this blog and have a summary of many applicable laws here.
To be sure, some web site administrators are better and quicker at this than others.
Also, please be careful not to retaliate – or do anything that might be perceived by an outsider to have contributed to the problem.
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They can determine whether any threats made are credible.In Wisconsin, for example, it is a misdemeanor if someone uses computerized communication systems to “frighten, intimidate, threaten, abuse, or harass another person.” It is also against the law to “harass annoy, or offend another person.” See what the laws in your state are to determine if the police should get involved.If the threats or comments are detrimental to your health, safety, or occupation, you might want to consult with an attorney who specializes in harassment, defamation of character, false light, intentional infliction of emotional distress, or similar types of civil action.That said, I thought I would take some time here to give the adults who have been victimized out there some general advice.First, it is important to keep all evidence of the bullying: messages, posts, comments, etc.