First UK teen to be jailed for cyberbullying

After pleading guilty to harassment,18-year-old Keeley Houghton of Worcestershire was “sentenced to three months in a young offenders’ institution” after posting death threats in Facebook, The Guardian reports. It added that the person she had threatened, another 18-year-old, Emily Moore, “had been victimized for four years [by Houghton], the court heard, and had previously suffered a physical assault as well as damage to her home.” Houghton had two prior convictions as a result of that offline harassment. Here’s coverage from the Times Online and the BBC.


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