First, let's go through the definition and all that fun stuff.
Linky-do and another Linky-do and of course for you non link clickers
Cyberbullying is the use of the Internet and related technologies to harm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner. As it has become more common in society, particularly among young people, legislation and awareness campaigns have arisen to combat it.- Wiki of course!
Harassment by computer is a crime in several U.S. states (see computer crime). It is distinct from stalking in that stalking typically requires two or more contacts, whereas harassment by computer may be a single incident. It is also different from regular harassment, because the offence typically encompasses a range of crimes that would not be considered harassment if conducted in person.
Connecticut was the first state to pass a statute making it a criminal offence to harass someone by computer. Michigan, Arizona, and Virginia have also passed laws banning harassment by electronic means.
Harassment by computer statutes are typically distinct from cyberbullying laws, in that the former usually relates to a person's "use a computer or computer network to communicate obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or make any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature, or threaten any illegal or immoral act," while the latter need not involve anything of a sexual nature. - Wiki link, obviously!
I have some more fun pictures to share with you all, so please get comfy and make sure you have your drinks and popcorn! Two days ago, I put up a blog post (linky-do) Titled A Pattern of Deception? The blog post is only facts. No rumours, no hear say. Lots of pretty pictures. And I left it up to you, the readers to take from it what you want.
Since that blog post went up, the comments section has gone a little nutso. Which is okay. I'm not heavy on the moderation, and none of the comments have been removed because well, I have nothing to hide so what would be the point?
Throughout the day I noticed a familiar IP address keep popping up in my email. You see, I get a notification whenever someone posts a comment and included in that email is their IP address. Anyone can look up an IP address. It doesn't give you anyone's name of course, but it gives you the area from which someone is posting, and their service provider. Nothing really exciting. Another linky-do. Soon, I realised I could link this IP address to a Gary James- ya know, the man behind the computer for a4cwsn.
The following screen shots are of the comments made by one Mr Gary James today on my previous blog post- oh ya, I forgot to mention that he's posting under an assumed name and not as himself.
Now you're probably wondering how I'm able to connect the IP address shown at the bottom of all of these emails to him right? Well, ya see. I was given this other email which shows his ip address in the email... from him. Another pretty picture for you all...
And another pretty picture from one of the handy linky-dos posted above showing us where in the world is Carmen... err.. I mean, Gary James is posting from.
If you click on any of the above pictures they will become larger and you can read for yourself the comments that he's posting on my blog, or heck, just click on over and read it right there for yourselves.
The whole point is, it doesn't seem to matter where I go, facebook, twitter, the blogging world, this dude is right there throwing obscenities at me, and some of my friends. Yet, he sends ME emails about cyber bullying and tells me to pass it around? (You guessed it! More pretty picture on the way!)
As a side note, now I don't know about anyone else, but I keep seeing this pattern of behaviour. You know, he calls people out on facebook- they can't respond because they're blocked, he takes down his twitter, and deletes posts from both of those sources,he has been posting on my blog as aspergersmom78, he hands his facebook page over to two woman for a month. Now I'm not saying a4cwsn has something to hide, but one has to wonder why a4 keeps hiding behind women?