Monday, November 29, 2010

MTV Launches Site To Combat Cyber-Bullying

NY1 (New York, NY) November 25, 2010

"Digital dissing is like a tattoo. While it used to be feuding teens wrote bad things about each other on the bathroom walls that custodians could quickly wash off or paint over, today it's a defamatory post on Facebook, Twitter, or a derogatory or embarrassing email blast that can spread instantly to every student in school -- a digital barb that often lasts online forever.
'Our research has shown that up to 50 percent of 14 to 24 year olds have experienced some kind of digital abuse,' said Jason Rzepka of MTV.
In response, MTV recently launched 'A Thin Line,' an online tool to help young people understand and deal with cyber bullying." Read More

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