Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bullying on social network sites can affect school work

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 17, 2011

"Like many of her peers, Hempfield Area senior Ali Weatherton uses the social networking website Facebook nearly every day.
'The first thing I do when I come home is check Facebook,' said Weatherton, 17, who called the site 'addictive.'
But though Facebook makes it easy to keep in touch with friends, Weatherton has discovered that the constant connection has its downside.
For most of her junior year, Weatherton was harassed online by a jealous former friend and her allies, who posted insults on Facebook and made fun of the clothes Weatherton wore to school.
'It got really embarrassing,' she said.
Though the bullies did most of the tormenting through Facebook, their reach was not confined to the Internet. The stress caused Weatherton to suffer seizures, and she was afraid to attend school activities." Read More

1 comment:

  1. The topic is tragic: The message should be "Every Day is Worth Living" http://socialsmarts.wordpress.com/2011/01/28/guest-blog-every-day-is-worth-living/
    but the real question is: How many are too many? http://www.burgessct.com/2011/02/bullycide-many/ We had 30 children die in 2010 and so far in 2011 we have 6.