Hunting the Internet Bullies

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Duration: 30 minutes

Online bullying is rapidly growing in size and intensity. A new breed of self-styled "trolls" are stalking social networking websites, aiming their vicious attacks at victims who range from TV celebrities to grieving teenagers.

Declan Lawn meets X Factor star Cher Lloyd, who describes how cyber attacks are ruining her life, and highlights a new survey revealing that one in thirteen young people face persistent online bullying. Panorama tracks down some of the bullies and asks: what more could be done to stop them?

  • Cher Lloyd: 'I'm scared of cyberbullies'

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    Pop singer Cher Lloyd shares her fears over the bullying and racist comments she has been subjected to on the internet since she found fame on the X-Factor.

  • Chasing the internet's bullies, trolls

    Pop singer Cher Lloyd tells BBC Panorama about her fears that cyberbullying would lead to physical attacks on her family.

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  • Panorama confronts an internet troll

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    Panorama's Declan Lawn reports on the dangers of cyberbullying and meets pop singer Cher Lloyd, who has experienced racist attacks and physical threats on social networking sites.

    He also tracks and confronts a man known to troll the internet and post offensive comments on tribute pages on social networking sites.

Credits

Reporter
Declan Lawn
Reporter
Declan Lawn
Participant
Cher Lloyd
Participant
Cher Lloyd

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