Omaha Cyber Bullying Lawyer
Cyber-bullying began during the digital age as people started to use information technology to harass or harm others in a hostile, deliberate, and repeated manner. Cyber-bullying could be limited to posting rumors or gossips about a person in the internet bringing about hatred in other’s minds; or it may go to the extent of personally identifying victims and publishing materials severely defaming and humiliating them, according to the U.S. Legal Definitions.
At Inkelaar Law, our bullying lawyers do not take bullying lightly and understand the catastrophic consequences that can occur including both physical and psychological harm. Our team of cyber bullying attorneys will work relentlessly on a contingency fee basis to assure you receive the maximum compensation for any losses and damages caused by a bully.
Our lawyers want to help you, call 1-877-537-4665 or complete the Free Case Evaluation to learn more.
Cyber-bullying can occur in something as simple as an email or text message by harassing another person, spreading rumors, or making fun of that person or a group of people. Further acts of cyber-bullying may take place in online forums, or hacking into another person’s profile and posting false or humiliating information about that person.
Cyber-bullying may also occur in the following locations:
Cyber-bullying can take place on any social media platform, however widely occurs on more popular platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Myspace. A report by Pew Internet Project demonstrates that 93 percent of teens between the age of 12 and 17 go online, along with 93 percent of young adults ages 18 to 29. In fact, today’s youth occupy more of their time on social media than any other activity besides sleeping. In the past year, nearly one million children were threatened, harassed or subject to cyber-bullying on Facebook alone, while 90 percent of teens using social media have witnessed an act of cruelty.
Sexual harassment is a common form of cyber-bullying in online gaming. In fact, a study by the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology suggests this form of harassment is a result of the portrayal of women in video games. Most often, this includes slurs directed towards women, over-aggressive language, and sex role stereotypes.
Effects of Cyber-Bullying
The effects of cyber-bullying can result in severe emotional and physical problems for the victim of bullying. According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, there have been dozens of high-profile cases where teenagers took their own lives in part because they were being mistreated or harassed over the internet, a term coined cyberbullicide, which is indirectly or directly influenced by online aggression.
Some effects of cyber-bullying may include:
- Avoiding friends
- Changes in eating habits
- Drug and alcohol use
- Health problems
- Low self-esteem
- Skipping school
- Suicidal thoughts or actions
- Unexplainable injuries
Contact an Experienced Cyber Bullying Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has been injured psychologically or physically as a result of cyber-bullying, our cyber bullying lawyers at Inkelaar Law want to speak with you. Our legal team feels that cyber-bullying should not be tolerated and will fight for the justice you deserve as a result of being bullied.
With offices in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska, our law firm is licensed to serve across the entire state of Nebraska including:
- Council Bluffs
- La Vista
- And all other areas in Nebraska
To learn more about how our attorneys can begin fighting for your rights, call 1-877-537-4665 or complete the Free Case Evaluation form on this page.