Cyber Crimes on the Internet

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In 1995 the world wide web, also called the Internet, was made, although the Internet may be found all the way back in 1958. The internet used to be the place the nerds hung out when it first started now everyone is on the internet. By the millennium the web became a world wide phenomenon. You may now order pizza from your computer talk to your girlfriend or boyfriend, and even play a game with a friend in another country. With this new technology also comes with it a whole new set of crimes, such as stalking, hacking, cyber bullying, identity theft, and crimes of a sexual nature. The internet has opened up a whole new door for crime, it has also made it easier for crimes to be committed. This is why I think that there…show more content…
Jessica Logan an eighteen year old had sent a naked photo to her boyfriend. After they broke up he sent to everyone at the school. The photo went viral, reaching seven schools in the Cincinnati area. Jessica was bullied through facebook, Myspace, and text messaging. Jessica hanged herself after going to the funeral of a boy who also hung himself. Tyler Clementi Started to be openly gay after he went off to college. His roommate in his dorm had videotaped Tyler kissing another boy. Tyler began to be bullied over the internet. He learned through his friends twitter that no one liked him very much. Tyler committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. These are some of the few most notorious cases in cyber bullying we the public know of. I imagine there are even more that don't even get talked about. One of the worse things about some of these cases is the fact that some of these are not even children bullying these kids its adults doing it. Some people who bully are not even children but adults who bully children like in the case of Megan Meier. The internet has given people courage on the fact they can hide behind a computer screen to say stuff they will never say to another person in real life. This is why there should be stricter laws for the internet when it comes to bullying. In school there is a zero tolerance bullying law. On the internet should be a zero
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