Case Study: Megan Meier

Title: ‘MySpace’ hoax ends with suicide of Dardenne Prairie teen

Publication: St. Charles Journal

Author: Steve Pokin

Summary: Megan Meier, a 13-year-old Missouri native started message a boy she had never met via Myspace. The comments posted by someone using the account name of “Josh Evans” started out acting as though he was interested in Megan eventually turned aggressive and derogatory. These comments were public and other classmates could read and comment on them. As a result of the cyberbullying on MySpace Megan hung herself in her closet. The user “Josh Evans” was later found to have been created by a parent of Meier’s classmates.

Platform: Myspace

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