cyber-bullying

Málaga police arrest four students over cyber-bullying

Victim reported abuse on social network profile and messages sent directly to her cellphone

Police in Málaga have arrested four high school students — all of them adults — on suspicion of crimes against moral integrity, or cyber-bullying, for posting insulting remarks about another student on social networking sites. The detainees also face charges of causing damage to the victim's car, upon which similar insults were scratched into the paintwork.

The investigation began when the victim, 20, filed a police complaint over messages posted on her profile on a social network, and insulting text messages sent directly by the suspects to her cellphone.

Both the police and education authorities in Spain have launched a campaign to combat cyber-bullying in schools.

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