I hear these sad stories about young teens who were driven to commit suicide by a cyberbully, and I have to wonder if there's really an effective solution out there. I'm sure those poor victims tried a lot of the methods mentioned in this article, but the end result was still tragic. I would love to stop cyberbullying myself, but it seems like as long as there is an Internet, there are going to be people willing to use it for evil purposes.
To my mind, a lot of cyberbullying begins as real life bullying. Once someone becomes a target, the bully is going to use every means at his or her disposal to make that person absolutely miserable. I would think one solution might be to turn the tables on a known cyberbully.
Use the same Internet sites to take away his or her anonymity. Someone might create a free website called "(John Smith) is a Cyberbully" and repost all of the disturbing messages he has already sent to the victim. Putting a name and a face on an anonymous cyberbully might make him or her less likely to continue the assault.