Teenager JOSI HARRISON made the Oregon news when she and her parents sued five Clatskanie minors and their parents in a case involving her being the victim of cyberbullying and “sextortion” in the Clatskanie School District. The story is a social media cautionary tale that turned into a nightmare for Josi.

The school district isn’t off the hook, either, as the family plans to file a federal lawsuit against it for not doing enough to protect Josi and her fellow students (http://tinyurl.com/josisues).

Josi’s story caught the attention of NBC NEWS, and she was interviewed by JANET SHAMLIAN as the cover story on the TODAY show Sept. 5 (http://tinyurl.com/todayjosi). She is pictured in a still shot from the segment.

So how does Josi feel about social media now? “I think about everything I send,” she told NBC. “Everything I do. I don’t even post anything anymore, because I’m afraid of what’s going to be said next.” Better late than never.

— Elleda Wilson


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