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Cyber-bullying jeopardizes teen's safety

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JONESBORO, AR -

(WMC-TV) - A new form of cyber-bullying has put one Jonesboro teen's life in danger.

Ashley is 16. She started getting phone calls and text messages from men across the country after someone posted her number on the iPhone app, iFunny.

The message claimed she was 17 had "the most amazing C cup you'll ever see" and that she would send nude photos.

The girl has since changed her number after receiving a threat from one of the men. But the girl's mother is now trying to figure out who posted the note in the first place.

"She's depressed she wants to stay at home and not talk to anybody," said the teen's mother Becky who asked Action News 5 to not share the family's last name for privacy reasons. "Based on the post, the prankster used the 'notes app' [located] on most iphones. Then using that screen shot to post this to the iFunny app."

Posted by username "DDAILY" at 2:16 on April 14. With a quick search of the app, it doesn't offer any help for tracking down a suspect.

Becky has contacted the creators of all iFunny apps, police and Jonesboro High School hoping to find answers.

One detective said it is a difficult case to investigate. And that ultimately the people or person responsible will be charged with harassing communications which is a misdemeanor.

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