Cyberbullying Featured LGBT — 19 March 2012
Was It Cyberbullying or Something Else?


About a month ago I wrote a post about the jury selection for the Dharun Ravi trial. Mr. Ravi was the roommate of Tyler Celementi and this trial focused not on his role in Clementi’s September 2010 suicide, but rather the invasion of privacy leading up to it. Ravi had set up a hidden webcam which recorded Clementi’s sexual encounter with another man. When that webcam video was viewed by others in the school, the events which led to Clementi’s suicide are said to have started.

Last Friday a New Jersey jury convicted Ravi on 15 plus counts including invasion of privacy and bias intimidation. Now, he faces up to 10 years in prison and the possibility of being deported to India – a country he left at age two. But what are the real spoils of this trial, the issues it addresses and the lives of Clementi and Ravi?

This morning on ChildsWork, I posted a decidedly opinion-laced article about the “real” victims of this tragedy. Clementi is certainly one, but I believe that Ravi is another. As we sit here and debate the issue of bullying and particularly cyberbullying, I wonder how Bullying Education readers would feel about this issue and I invite you to join our conversation.

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Andrea is a college writing teacher whose work experience includes everything from coordinating YMCA after-school programs for at-risk youth to tutoring developmental writing students to general classroom instruction. In addition to writing professionally for essay writing service Essay Tigers, Andrea currently teaches a range of adult community college students in both online and physical classroom settings. At home, she keeps in shape by running after her two young daughters.

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