The victim's granddaughter took to Facebook for help.
The post, posted Sunday, has since been shared over 4,600 times and has people around the region keeping an eye out for the culprit.
"Lots of kids think it's worse to be bullied online than in person.
If you know somebody intends to sock you in the face in the schoolyard, you might be able to avoid them, take a different hallway, follow a different route home.
The parents of Vermont 13-year-old Ryan Halligan had warned him not to talk to strangers online.
Computer addiction, as players of elaborate online games such as World of Warcraft and City of Heroes become hopelessly obsessed.
Boundless bully pulpit San Francisco's Washington High is still recovering from an incident in November in which a cyberbully hacked into the school's Web site to humiliate a single student.
For several hours, while administrators scrambled to block it, the school site featured an obscene photo montage of the student's face superimposed on other bodies -- labeled with his name, a racial slur and gang slogans.
A look at the potential cyberhazards for kids/teenagers playing computer games.
Nick Yee,, a game player who also researches games and defends the benefits of online games.