In sum, it can be difficult to hold bullies accountable for their actions (for both adolescents and adults).
In a country such as ours that values free speech so highly, many people genuinely believe they can say whatever they want, to whomever they want.
For example, if you are being cyberbullied on Facebook, contact them.
If you are receiving hurtful or threatening cell phone messages, contact your cell phone company to obtain assistance.
That said, I thought I would take some time here to give the adults who have been victimized out there some general advice.
First, it is important to keep all evidence of the bullying: messages, posts, comments, etc.
If they are, the police will formally look into it.
The evidence that you have collected will help them to evaluate your situation.
To be sure, some web site administrators are better and quicker at this than others.
Also, please be careful not to retaliate – or do anything that might be perceived by an outsider to have contributed to the problem.