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 When head injuries make life hard, suicide risk goes up 2018-08-28 11:00 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 Medical 5 tips on travelling with urinary incontinence Medical When heart attack strikes, women often hesitate to call for help Sex Here’s what could be causing that pain you feel during sex Medical 7 of the weirdest things you can do in your sleep Medical IBS or cancer – how do you tell the difference? Lifestyle Catnip: the 'why' behind cats' favourite high From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Smoking dangers » Hubbly hooking lots of young adults on tobacco Hookah smokers are inhaling benzene Many young adults misinformed about hookahs Hookah pipes far from harmless, study warns In addition to toxic substances from tobacco and nicotine, hookah smoke exposes users to charcoal combustion products, including large amounts of carbon monoxide. Managing incontinence » 5 avoidable triggers that can make urinary incontinence worse Urinary incontinence is a manageable condition – here are a few common triggers of urinary leakage.