The evidence that you have collected will help them to evaluate your situation.
You should also take the time to check your state laws.
If they refuse, you may have to take additional actions.
If you are ever afraid for your safety, you need to contact law enforcement to investigate.
If you are receiving hurtful or threatening cell phone messages, contact your cell phone company to obtain assistance.
I can only imagine how frustrating this is after experiencing emotional and psychological suffering – and then realizing that you can’t afford to get legal help.
Another problem associated with pursuing a bully through civil action is that, even if you are successful and a judge or jury rules in your favor, it can be difficult to determine an appropriate damage amount.
Also, please be careful not to retaliate – or do anything that might be perceived by an outsider to have contributed to the problem.
Do not respond to the cyberbully except to calmly tell them to stop.
And just because we *can* say certain things, doesn’t mean we should.
It’s no wonder that many teens are wrestling with this problem—they see the adults in their lives saying mean and nasty things to others on a regular basis.
I served as an expert witness in a cyberbullying case in the summer of 2008.