Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Text-message bullying becoming more common

Newsday, November 23, 2011

"A growing number of U.S. kids say they have been picked on via text messaging, while there has been little change in online harassment, researchers reported Monday.
Of more than 1,100 middle school and high school students surveyed in 2008, 24 percent said they had ever been "harassed" by texting. That was up from about 14 percent in a survey of the same kids the year before.
'Harassment' meant that peers had spread rumors about them, made 'rude or mean comments,' or threatened them." Read More

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