CyberBullying

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  1. Annie
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    For the past 3 years we've been dealing with the fallout of this sort of thing over the summer; it does not lead to a good beginning of the year.



    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tm...2&e=4&u=/ap/20050112/ap_on_hi_te/cyberbullies

    . . ."Aftab, whose organization is headquartered in Irvington, said examples of cyberbullying include "a Web site where children can vote for the ugliest, most unpopular or fattest girl in the school. It can involve sending private or very personal information or images to others or posting them online for the public to see. It can be annoying but otherwise harmless — or it can be dangerous, such as when it involves stalking and pornography."


    Spano said a key issue in dealing with such problems is how to involve law enforcement without violating free speech rights, especially since much of the harassment is generated at home rather than at school.


    "Kids, parents and schools need to know when to ignore it — just as schoolyard bullies are sometimes best ignored — and when to report it to law enforcement," he said. . .
     
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    Since when is bullying, public or private, acceptable? It's easy to ignore such behavior, unless you're the target. I find this disgusting.
     
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    Hey Joz, long time no see. Bullying in the sense of kids not talking much to one kid, well there is little you can do, as a parent or teacher, then to help them recognize the friends they do have and perhaps if warranted, offer some socialization tips.

    On the other hand, posting hateful gossip aimed at one student, then forwarding to the whole class, that is something else again.
     
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    I know there is always that one kid that isn't popular, the nerd, that smells, isn't 'cool'. I fit into that catagory when I became a teen.

    This is what I was referring top. I should have know it would come to this. I feel sorry for the kids, this targets. There is just no escape.
     
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    Bah humbug. It's kids - they do stupid shit like this and have been doing so forever.

    All this amounts to is electronic note-passing. Yes, it's distasteful, immature, stupid, obnoxious, moronic, vindictive and vicious. But then I've just described the average teenie-bopper.
     
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    I know, kids will be kids, and kids can be cruel. But with the technology that's available to kids today, I would not like a compromising picture of my daughter circulating the school, real or created.
     
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    I just recommend what I did to deal with bullies in high school. I'd go through normal channels, which usually didn't work, and if it didn't, I'd beat the crap out of the guy the next time he touched me. Schools don't do anything to stop it, and the only thing the bullies will understand is brute force. Most of them are wimps, anyway. Oh, and if I was a dad and a nude picture of my daughter (or son) showed up on the internet and I knew who did it, I'd beat the crap out of his/her dad.
     
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    Read your latest criticism of my postings. Isn't that cyberbulling?
     
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    I'm trying to think of a way you could be more rude and insulting, but...it's just not coming. Seriously, if you actually believe that, you need help.
     
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    Actually, that was a very typical liberal comment. "If you don't agree with me, you are just a mean ole bully".
     

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