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We love our smartphones and the unencumbered access to social media they provide. However, our negligent use of these technologies can inadvertently lead to lawsuits for libel, defamation, slander and cyberbullying.

Many parents are unaware of the online hazards they and their children confront. Personal litigation for children bullying other children is on an upswing, as are cases involving students writing defamatory comments about teachers and each other. Parents are suing other parents and the school, and schools are suing parents.

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