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Instead of boarding the school bus as usual September 10, Rebecca Sedwick changed the name on her cell phone to "That Dead Girl" and sent a text to a friend.

"I'm jumping and I can't take it anymore," the 12-year-old wrote, then proceeded to climb a tower at an abandoned cement plant and leap to her death.

Police believe Rebecca had been bullied for more than a year, and two girls, ages 12 and 14, have been charged with aggravated stalking as a result.

Deputies arrested the girls and released them to their parents' custody.

The 14-year-old girl, whose name is being withheld, allegedly began taunting Rebecca Sedwck in the halls of Crystal Lake Middle School in Lakeland, Fla.

The 14-year-old also started dating Rebecca's former boyfriend.

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Anonymous has turned its attention to Maryville, Mo., where a small-town rape scandal isn't resulting in the justice they feel a teenage girl deserves.

"There's a multitude of anons and angry people planning a course of action as we speak for Maryville," said Deric Lostutter, aka RealKYAnonymous.

If the Maryville authorities won't "do their jobs," the hacktivist's boldly declares on behalf of one young victim, "we will have to stand for them."

"We demand an immediate investigation into the handling by local authorities of Daisy's case," his statement reads, referring to Daisy Coleman.

Just 14 at the time, she was drunk when high school football player Matthew Barnett, then 17, allegedly sexually assaulted her last year at a house party.

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A Texas dad made his son hold a pink sign declaring "I am a bully" on the side of a local highway because he says frankly, "we don’t need another Columbine.”

When Jose Lagares found out that his son got in trouble for bullying in his fourth grade class, he sent the boy out to a major intersection to make his point.

KCEN captured the video of the fourth grader holding a pink sign that read: “I am a bully. Honk if you hate bullies.” People did, early and often, that day.

“Bullying is also a form of public humiliation,” Lagares told the station. “Maybe he understands that when he humiliates someone publicly that doesn’t feel good.”

“Hopefully the next time he tries to bully someone he’ll think about it twice.”

In an interview after the story gained attention, Lagares said that he had received his share of negative criticism, but he did not regret punishing his son.

Making your child hold a sign like this: Right or wrong?

 

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Caitlin Seida posted a photo of herself on Facebook dressed in a Lara Croft costume, thinking it was private. It was not. The photo spread, and spread again.

It rapidly amassed some of the meanest comments you can imagine, and sparked debate over the logistics and legalities of Facebook privacy settings.

Because Caitlin hadn't restricted her Facebook privacy settings to "Friends Only," she didn't have a legal right to the photos she posted on the site.

As such, they could technically be used on other websites, and they were. It's unclear how this one went viral, but it was posted, re-posted and re-posted.

Despite her best efforts, she learned that once a photo goes viral online, it's very difficult to scrub it from existence. It's a shame but a cautionary tale.

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A teenage girl has been hospitalized after photos of her giving oral sex at an Eminem concert in Ireland last weekend exploded on the Internet.

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The girl, who according to reports is 17, was shown on her knees giving fellatio, while the man receiving it raises his arms in a sign of victory (above).

We've cropped the image, but that's the photo in question. In a second photo, she is kissing the same man as he reaches up her skirt (below, also cropped).

In yet another, she appears to be giving oral sex to someone else.

The graphic pics quickly went viral, and the girl unwittingly became the latest target of brutal cyber-bullying, including with the hashtag #slanegirl.

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Lady Gaga has urged her Little Monsters to stop sending threats, using foul language and provoking others with hate online in the singer's name.

Her message, expressed in a blog post, comes amid the ongoing feud between Gaga and her former friend, celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton.

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After she accused Perez of stalking her, fans told Hilton, who had become a vocal Gaga critic prior to that, to kill himself, to die of AIDS and so on.

Deranged Gaga fans also threatened Deadmau5 after he publicly criticized the Lady Gaga nude video made with performance artist Marina Abramovic.

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Reigning Miss Teen USA winner Cassidy Wolf is reportedly  involved in a case being investigated by the FBI, following an anonymous threat she received.

The 19-year-old blonde beauty was targeted by an anonymous person who claimed to be in possession of nude photos taken of her from her webcam.

The Orange County, California-based pageant queen said the suspect tried to extort her, demanding money to keep the photos from going public.

A spokeswoman for the FBI's Los Angeles office confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that the investigation is several months old but would not elaborate.

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Zooey Deschanel covers the new issue of Marie Claire, looking as beautiful as always. Just the same, the 33-year-old star has her share of detractors.

The actress reveals she also has also contended with a sea of online naysayers in recent years, slamming everything from her wardrobe to her diction:

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"I became aware that people were criticizing the way I speak, which seems weird to me. I speak the way I speak, and I am an intelligent person."

"Sometimes I lean into California-speak more for entertainment value. It's not that I can't live in a world without the word 'like,'" says the New Girl star.

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Amy Poehler offers more than hilarious Parks & Recreation quotes.

The actress provides smart, sensible advice about how to respectfully but assertively confront bullies in school in the latest edition of Ask Amy.

After receiving a letter from a fan who gets picked on for the way she dances and doesn't like it, Poehler provides guidance via her web advice series.

What follows is funny in typical Amy fashion, but it's more than that. Behold, a three-minute crash course for kids on how to be polite, civil human beings.

If only all kids - and adults for that matter - would take notice:

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This is a cruel, cruel world.

Marion Bartoli found this out first hand after winning Wimbledon last weekend. Despite her capturing tennis' biggest title, the main conversation topic online was her looks.

And the conversation was not flattering.

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Bartoli (left), beat Sabine Lisicki Saturday, to many people's chagrin.

It all started when a BBC commentator, John Inverdale, remarked that she was "never going to be a looker," but boy did she fight hard for this win!

Yeah, even the BBC went there.

Sadly, that was about as diplomatic as it got, with Twitter users by the thousands insulting her body, her outfit, her face and more in the vilest of terms.

She doesn't "deserve" the title because she's so ugly was the theme. One Tumblr log documented some of the most horrible things said about her.

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