Cyberbullying case brings big changes

he July sentencing of a Missouri mom convicted for her part in an Internet hoax that led to a teenager’s suicide may disappoint those looking for justice.

Lori Drew faces anything from probation to three years in prison for her role in deceiving Megan Meier on MySpace. But a California judge hinted last week that he could throw out Drew’s three misdemeanor cases because of the way the law was applied.

Regardless of what happens in court, experts say Drew’s prosecution and Megan’s death have changed the way many behave in cyberspace. Not only have they prompted parents to become more aware of what their kids are doing, they have caused lawmakers to account for modern communication.

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