ABC News legal reporter Dan Abrams appeared and said that a minor (or her parents) could bring suit against another minor for online harassment even when there are no criminal charges.
"The cruel words of one cannot compete with the shouts of many" -- said by Jennifer Livingston on ABC GMA October 3. Livingston said that kids learn this behavior from examples set by adults online. You wouldn't say to someone's face what you might say online. It's relevant that the Wall Street Journal ran an article recently on why people feel free to be rude online.
On "Today" another observer said that when a powerful media person is criticized fir his or her appearance by tacky comments, the media person might be playing the role of "bully" by reacting vigorously.
Pictures: San Diego area, my own (May 2012).