Cheerleaders Videotape Attack for YouTube

A 16-year-old in Lakeland Fla., was beaten unconscious by six other teenagers, reportedly for comments she had made on the social networking site MySpace. Her attackers made a video, with the apparent intent to post it on YouTube. Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes, weighs in on the intersection of teen girls, bullying and the digital age.

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Queen Bees and Wannabes
Queen Bees and Wannabes

Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence

by Rosalind Wiseman

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