Home > Mental health > News Updated 07 February 2014 Woman jailed for trolling herself In a misguided attempt to incriminate her family, a British woman ended up putting herself behind bars. 3 Related Social networking robs kids of sleep Teens keep cyberbullying alive Strict parents linked to internet addiction Ask CyberShrink » Talk Heart to heart forum » 13 hidden signs of stress Regenerative medicine: replacing brain cells lost from stroke Michelle Chapman, 24, has taught us a very important lesson to be learnt from the internet right now. An example of trolling gone very, very wrong!After falling out with her father and stepmother, Chapman created Facebook accounts in both of their names as well as those of other family members and began sending vile sexual insults to herself from these fake accounts. These messages continued for a year before she reported the so-called "abuse" to police who promptly arrested the bewildered stepmother and issued warnings to her father and the other family members who seemed to be involved, reports the Daily Mail. None of the family members had any idea of what was being done in their name. 'Very unpleasant sexual nature'Eventually, computer experts deduced that they accounts had actually been set up at Chapman's home, hundreds of miles from the other family members.The judge described the comments as being of a "very unpleasant sexual nature" before sentencing her to 20 months in jail. He also confiscated her laptop and banned her from accessing the internet or contacting the family members involved.The Daily Mail goes on to report that Chapman's husband, Glyn, who is 33 years her senior believes that her actions are a result of mental instability. This was borne out during the trial as Chapman was portrayed as a woman who assaulted herself with a vicious, sexual fixation.Internet bullying has become much more common in recent years, particularly as social media becomes more ingrained in our daily lives. Several high-profile arrests have been made as laws have been updated for the digital phenomenon. However, this is the first British example of somebody being arrested for trolling themselves.Read more:Cyberbullying and bullying are not the sameThe negative effects of internet useIs social media healthy? Source: Daily Mail NEXT ON HEALTH24X October is Mental Health Awareness Month in South Africa 2016-10-12 16:21 More: Mental healthNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 3 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news News 2016 Health of the Nation Survey Lifestyle 6 things that can harm your skin this summer Medical Walking may benefit dialysis patients Diet and nutrition What will happen to Noakes if he is (really) found guilty? Medical Mouthguard a key defence against sports-related injuries Medical Two thirds of depressed teens may benefit from therapy From our sponsors Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare? Live healthier The debate continues » Working out in the concrete jungle 7 top butt exercises for guys 10 things pole dancing can do for you The running vs. walking debate There are many different theories when it comes to the running vs. walking for health and weight loss. Veganism a crime? » Running the Comrades Marathon on a vegan diet Are vegans unnatural beasts? Can a vegan be really healthy? Should it be a crime to raise a baby on vegan food? After a number of cases of malnourishment in Italy, it may become a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet.