Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Teen jailed over Facebook death threats

An 18 year old in the UK has been jailed for making death threats on Facebook according to the Guardian.
"A teenager who posted death threats on Facebook has become the first person in Britain to be jailed for bullying on a social networking site.

Keeley Houghton, 18, of Malvern, Worcestershire, has been sentenced to three months in a young offenders' institution after she posted a message saying that she would kill Emily Moore. She pleaded guilty to harassment.

On 12 July, Houghton updated her status on Facebook to read: "Keeley is going to murder the bitch. She is an actress. What a fucking liberty. Emily Fuckhead Moore.""

Another example of not just the nastiness but also the stupidity of online bullying - they don't seem to realise that they are leaving clear hard evidence of their odious behaviour.

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