Monday, February 21, 2011
Cyber Bullies Lure Unsuspecting Gamers to Virtual Playgrounds
One such technique is to lure unsuspecting users to "virtual playgrounds", frequently ones with no "cyber grown-up supervision".
Lawrence Bender, a researcher of this troubling phenomenon, offers this advice to potential victims. "Don't let them corner you. Keep in mind that they have no actual power. They're not worth your time."
A group of gamers, known as Bodyguard, have offered their services to young users in need of help.
"We will kick their collective cyber asses," vows the leader of the group.