Cheerleaders Videotape Attack for YouTube A 16-year-old in Lakeland Fla., was beaten unconscious by six teenagers, reportedly for comments she had made on MySpace. Her attackers taped the beating, with the apparent intent of posting the video online. Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes, weighs in on intersection of teen girls, bullying and the digital age.
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Cheerleaders Videotape Attack for YouTube

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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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