A letter sent from an attorney (on law firm letterhead) to the bully may be all that is necessary to get the bullying to stop.The problem with this approach is that it can be costly.For example, if you are being cyberbullied on Facebook, contact them.
First, it is important to keep all evidence of the bullying: messages, posts, comments, etc.
You should also take the time to check your state laws.
We have discussed some of these laws on this blog and have a summary of many applicable laws here.
Another problem associated with pursuing a bully through civil action is that, even if you are successful and a judge or jury rules in your favor, it can be difficult to determine an appropriate damage amount.
I served as an expert witness in a cyberbullying case in the summer of 2008.