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CYBERBULLYING: HOLDING GROWNUPS LIABLE FOR NEGLIGENT ENTRUSTMENT

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HOUSTON LAW REVIEW 

I. INTRODUCTION

Online bullying is an increasingly prevalent problem, and there is an increasingly limited ability to battle it.2  While there is some disagreement concerning how many children are affected by cyberbullying, most scholars agree that even the lowest numbers are high and are expected to continue rising due to greater access to the Internet and children’s rising dependence on the Internet for communication.3  Exhaustive studies suggest that cyberbullying can be the direct cause of depression, social disorders, scarring psychological disorders, and ultimately, suicide.4

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