danah boyd and John Palfrey

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danah boyd is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research and a research assistant professor at New York University. John Palfrey is a professor of law at Harvard Law School.


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Stop the Cycle of Bullying

Friday, February 24, 2012

black and white photograph of man looking through window blinds On 22 September 2010, the wallet of Tyler Clementi – a gay freshman at Rutgers University – was found on the George Washington Bridge; his body was found in the Hudson River the following week.  His roommate, Dharun Ravi, was charged with 15 criminal counts, including invasion of privacy, bias intimidation, and tampering with witnesses and evidence tampering.  Ravi pleaded not guilty. Ravi’s trial officially begins this week, but in the court of public opinion, he has already been convicted.  This is a terrible irony, since the case itself is about bullying. Wading through the news reports, it’s