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And when his mother discovered him lifeless in his own bed from an overdose of a variety of drugs, including morphine, which he purchased online, it was another chilling reminder that not all online predators are seeking sex.Instead these predators are in the pursuit of profit, and they often strike a bonanza among younger computer users who know how to access their parents' credit card or Pay Pal accounts, but not how to spot a scam.Wages of exploitation When 17-year-old Ryan Haight of La Mesa (San Diego County) used the computer in his family's den to order painkillers online, court reports indicate that 100 tablets of hydrocodone (a generic version of Vicodin) arrived in the mail a few days later, c.o.d.-- despite the fact that he had no valid prescription.
But cyberbullying follows you wherever you go -- to your new school, to your grandmother's house." Whereas brawn is a prerequisite for schoolyard bullies, cyberbullies can come in all shapes and sizes.
Adolescents -- particularly girls -- have long exploited the rumor mill to humiliate a social outcast or a rival for a boy's attention. There are the online polls inviting participants to post salacious or critical assessments of their classmates -- as in "Who's the sluttiest girl at school ?
" or "Reasons to Hate Alex." There are the double agents who entice teens into e-mail chats about their crushes, fears, embarrassments -- and then post them for public ridicule.
Blog blowback from hip cyber social registers such as the wildly popular My Space.com, in which kids become confessors and poseurs -- at their peril.
American parents always have fretted over the newest recreation fad.