By: Kerri Winick GALTime.com Staff
A blowout over a boy toy. Making fun of someone's wacky outfit. Whispers between friends about the new kid on the block. It sounds like the latest struggles among the "cool" girls at school. But mean words like these are flying between adult women…on the Internet! Experts say anytime you are harassed, humiliated, or threatened online…it's cyberbullying, regardless of how old you are.
Dr. Cheryl Dellasega, author of Mean Girls Grown Up, says this Internet finger-pointing may be even more common among adult women.
"It's been shocking to me to hear some of the ways in which women communicate online. Message boards get shut down. Sites get shut down. People drop off of sites. And it really becomes like a war, a cyber war, because they can't resolve it," she said.
This bullying can take place through e-mail, social networking sites, even instant messages. Gina-Moore Sanders has experienced this war of words firsthand. ARead More »from Cyber Bullies: Evidence WOMEN Are "Meaner" Than GIRLS