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ERIC Number: EJ832541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb-27
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
JuicyCampus: Gone, and Best Forgotten
Hornbeck, J. Patrick, II
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n25 pA99 Feb 2009
Two years ago, a former student of the author was raped. That should have been awful enough. But a few months later, his student discovered that her personal horror was being openly discussed--or, more accurately, mocked--on the gossip Web site JuicyCampus, where some of her classmates told her, and anyone else who happened to read the site, that she had "deserved" it. On February 5, JuicyCampus shut down its operations, citing a lack of advertising revenue. And no wonder: What advertisers would willingly associate themselves with a Web site whose greatest legacy has been the pain and cruelty it facilitated? His student's was but one of dozens of stories that have come to light about the devastatingly painful effects of cyberbullying. In this article, the author shares his comments on the addictive power that fueled the popularity of JuicyCampus and sites like it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A