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With the speed and ease of the Internet, her classmate soon recruited 20 others to bully Handy online. As the ordeal dragged on for months, she dreaded going to school, felt physically ill and saw her grades tumble.
No doubt, the Internet can be an extremely useful tool for young people.
"They need to meet these kids, groom these children and become friends." Predators may take on fake identities and feign interest in a child's favorite bands, TV shows, video games or hobbies.
"They come across to the children as their new best friend.
They're going to have the same likes and dislikes," Shehan says.
Mary Ellen Handy had a painful crash course in the dangers of the Internet.
The trouble started in her freshman year of high school after a dispute over a boy's affections.