The Court of Appeals in Georgia ruled students’ parents may be held liable in a case of Facebook bullying because they allowed a mean-spirited page to remain online for nearly a year.
Two seventh graders admitted to setting up a fake account they used to taunt a classmate, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Some of the posts were sexual, racist, or offensive, the court determined.
Both of the accused students and their parents signed paperwork when the issue came to light in May 2011.
The page wasn’t taken down until April 2012 when the victim’s parents filed a suit, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.