A TERRIFYING new social media craze sees people cyber-bullying teenage girls by lying about them having sex online.
Known as “baiting”, the horrific phenomenon is becoming increasingly prevalent in the UK.
Bullies post photos or videos of their victims – which can also include boys – to Twitter, YouTube or Instagram, often calling them “sluts” and accusing them of being promiscuous.
They name the teenagers too, often going into lurid detail about what the girl has done – but it’s all made up. Often, the point seems to be to humiliate someone the poster doesn’t like.
Sometimes pictures of the victims in their underwear will be used, with the shots usually stolen from their personal social media pages.