Monday, July 12, 2010

Cyber Bullying; Take action when high-tech harassment occurs

Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA) July 11:

"Bullying's not just for playgrounds anymore. Today's bully has made harassment high-tech. 'According to research, over 40 percent of teens with Internet access report being cyber-bullied,' said Tabethe Schemmel, a violence prevention educator with the Riverview Center, in Dubuque. 'A lot of kids feel they can do the cyber bullying because they can be anonymous.' Cyber bullying occurs when someone repeatedly harasses, mistreats or makes fun of another person online or while using cell phones or other electronic devices. 'I see it increasing in the school districts in our area, with Facebook and IM (instant messaging),' Schemmel said...Here are tips to keep your child safe from the cyber bully..."
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