Having read some of the comments I am not surprised that some people think that cyber and text bullies are not a problem. I wonder what the suicide rate is amongst school children who have suffered this abuse and how many have stopped going to school because of it. Schools seem to be paying lip service to the problem and failing to educate their pupils of the utter devastation that bulling can cause. If this was nipped in the bud this teenager might have though better of his actions.
However I have to say that I have always found the saying about if this happens or that happens "I'll show my bottom in Woolworths Window" quite descriptive and amusing. While Chaucer prefer the insertion of a red hot poker into those Bottoms he found poking out of windows.
Never the less I still believe that Malicious Communications are particularly unpleasant form of harassment is that involving malicious communications either through the post, the telephone, Fax, by cyber stalking through the internet or, an increasing problem, by the use of Text or SMS messages sent to mobile phones.
I would like to sugest a like button to click on like you can do on Facebook for the Mudcat.