I'm working on a long and didactic post on how to regard cyberbullying (for example, the age--chronological and mental-- of the actors in the drama; the positive and negative roles of verbal aggression; the negative and positive functions of anonymity, and so on).
In the meantime, your readers may wish to visit and/or join the social network Stop Cyberbullying. Beth Kantor's BlogHer post about Stop Cyberbullying might also be useful.
As far as Kathy Sierra's experiences go, the best post I've read so far is by a research librarian, Dorothea Salo, who posts at Caveat Lector.
I would also encourage your readers not to demonize the individuals that Kathy named. For a good reason why not to demonize said individuals, please go read Ronni Bennett's response.
I've decided that the best way to refer to the adult situation best known by what Kathy Sierra posted as l'affaire MeanKids / UncleBobism.
Your readers might also get a broader view by reading this post by David Weinberger.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
More on Cyberbullying
Liz at I Speak of Dreams has an extensive post on cyberbullying. She left a comment on my posting which I quote here, but I encourage you to go and see her whole post.