Teen Girls Face Charges After Beating Video Shared Online

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story imageThe Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has reported on a potential case of cyber-bullying in Beloiel, Quebec . In a modern twist on high-school interactions, two girls took turns beating and mauling a boy in their school parking lot while the other videotaped the confrontation on a cellphone. The boy chose not to fight back. When posted to Facebook, the video got thousands of views.

Sgt. Harry Wadup of the Richelieu-St-Laurent municipal police force said the girls are facing charges relating to issuing threats, assault and inciting violence.

While bullying does happen in many settings, and bullying in school is something we have all likely witnessed or experienced, what is the motivation for sharing bullying videos on the internet? What can an understanding of the problem do to help potential bullies not go down the "bullying" road?

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by Anonymous Coward on 2014-08-12 22:43 (#3TT)

The guy in the video wouldn't have stood a chance against that girl if he had tried to fight back and the girl obviously knew that judging by how confidently she kept walking up on him and pushing him around before she actually started beating him. The girl wouldn't even let him leave. She grabbed him and threw him on the ground. She was clearly stronger than he was, she knew it, and she wanted to humiliate him. That's why she posted the video of her beating him up to facebook. I feel bad for that guy. Something very similar happened to me last year. I drove to a friends school and one of that schools volleyball girls didn't like that I parked where she wanted to park. I knew I was in the right so I didn't move and she proceeded to knock me on the ground and beat me up even after I apologized to her and asked her to just let me leave. I tried getting her off of me and I couldn't. She was a 5'8'' volleyball player who lifted weights. The guy in the video looks like he was pretty much dealing with the same thing.
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