“Mitch bridges the gap between influencers and legal advice. There can be a fear of the unknown when it comes to due diligence and social media and Mitch’s informed and friendly presence helps people stay in the know with great advice. Mitch’s perspective is long overdue and much needed in the online/livestreaming world. It’s a bit of the Wild Wild West with livestreaming and influencer programs and many people are operating blindly. I consulted with Mitch for a particular client which was incredibly helpful. Looking forward to future content & consultations with Mitch!”
Our Take on Bullying, Shaming, Sexting, Cyber-Harassment, and Cyber-Stalking Cases and how to protect your child in the School System
This isn’t a touchy “feel good” post. I am not exploring the social or psychological reasons behind why people become bullies or intentionally try to harm others online and with social media. [Related links can be found at the end of this post]
What this post is about is how to come down hard on someone engaged in online bullying, shaming, sexting, cyber-harassment, cyber-stalking and everything in between (for the purpose of this post and ease of reading, I’m going to refer to all of these as “bullying.” It’s a guide to show you how to take care of business, shut things down, and hold wrongdoers accountable.
12-year-old Rebecca was bullied and terrorized relentlessly for months both on and offline. After texting a friend that she couldn’t take it anymore, Rebecca jumped to her death from a high cement factory tower.
Prior to Rebecca’s death, up to 15 teenagers in school had reportedly been bullying Rebecca with several using social media to make their point. After her death, two of the teenage girls were arrested for bullying Rebecca and are now charged as juveniles with criminal third-degree felony aggravated stalking.
Even after Rebecca’s death, one of her tormenters allegedly continued to make online comments about Rebecca bragging about the bullying. According to authorities, this teenager wrote on Facebook:
“Yes, I bullied Rebecca and she killed herself but I don’t give a … and you can add the last word yourself.”
Uniquely Skilled in New Media Law
“Mitch Jackson is uniquely skilled in all areas of New Media Law including social media and live streaming. Not only does his background in business help him when advising clients, but his vast understanding of the use and culture of New Media is impressive. Mitch has been a pioneer in live streaming and social media as a user and creator. This allows him to intimately understand how the law is applied and interpreted.
When I consulted with Mitch he was helpful and informed. It was important to Mitch that he give me the best advice and service possible – and he made it a point to keep the door open should I need any other assistance, which was appreciated! Mitch is the consummate professional with a very friendly and personable way about him. In working with Mitch, it’s clear that he values integrity and doing what’s right above all else.”
I enjoyed visiting, via Skype, the New York high school classes of 21st Century Teacher, Patricia Ragan. We talked about the law, mock trial, and the legal profession.
Patricia is doing amazing things with her students and in the near future, I can’t wait to see some of them in court. If you’re a teaching looking to utilize live video in your classroom, reach out to Patricia. She’s doing fascinating things with the platforms!
New from the American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Throughout modern history, women have suffered more than men from the effects of dangerous and defective drugs and medical devices. In the late 1800s, women were frequently given morphine for hysteria and methamphetamines for depression. In the early 20th century, women were encouraged to use Lysol as a douche and unofficial contraceptive aid. In the 1950s and 1960s, women were the victims of some of the worst disasters of modern health care with the thalidomide and DES scandals.
Even after consumer advocacy efforts drove changes in regulation, women continued to suffer disproportionately. From snake oil “hormone treatments” to deadly contraceptive devices, the last 150 years have been littered with dangerous drugs and devices that disproportionately affect women.
Click to read the entire free report: From Accutane to Zonite: A History of Dangerous Drugs and Devices Marketed to Women