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Old 04-05-2010, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Brushy Creek
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They have to know your online persona and find you to engage in the act of bullying, do they not? Lesson one, don't share your online identity.
They have to add you, or you add them, to whatever online chat method you engage in, do they not? Lesson two, accept online invitations only from those you truly want to engage in chats with.
Every browser or chat window has a convenient little X in the top right hand corner that disconnects you from those bugging you, right? Lesson three, if engaged by someone you feel no need to, use the X and the torment will end.
Online personae aren't even a dime a couple of million, right? Worst case scenario, change your email address, user name and anything else if it gets to the point of being intolerable. Repeat step one as necessary.
There, problem solved...24 and college basketball championship begin....I feel so fulfilled now having dealt with real life problems before engaging in mindless entertainment!
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:22 PM
 
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Default Cyber-Bullying

This is a serious problem! Something more has to be done about it our children our falling prey and loosing their lives.
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:36 AM
 
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I thought bullying was a legitimate tactic for online debaters, at least on CD it is. Kids aren't the only people who are getting out of line on the web, CD bullys know they are getting nowhere by doing this but insist upon calling others "morons," "communists" "pigs" "libturds", and a whole lot worse, kids learn from their parents, period.
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:15 PM
 
Location: :~)
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Parents need to cyber protect by, restricting internet time and enforcing proper e-mails topics and language. Parents can do so with full admin rights to your kids materials. Finally, like the prior poster said give them a ball to go outside and play. Finally, talk with them about their friends in the cyber and real world.
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:05 AM
 
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Cyber-bullying is becoming an epidemic; it is frightening, it is dangerous and its consequences, lethal. Schools, including/especially starting in the elementary schools to guide, educate and explain are implementing programs about bullying and its awful consequences. Kids can be cruel, no doubt however, cyber-bullying is far more than just calling someone a name in a school yard, or grabbing their lunch or "telling stories" to other classmates about that person. There was a case where the bullying was so bad, so cruel and ongoing, that the teenager/victim committed suicide. His dad now participates in impact panels, gives lectures, etc. about the dangers of cyber-bullying.

The other day, on the news, there was another story brought up about how, between Twitter, Facebook, texting the ongoing hassle another kid got, made him commit suicide. And, what was even worse, was after his body was found, the same couple of kids kept on bullying and talkling about this kid, and joking about his death on Twitter and Facebook. Disgusting.

A friend of mine's daughter, because she was bright, attractive, very good in sports (high school kid) was "ganged up", and bullied and fortunately, in this case, her mom caught her in time from killing herself. What this kid did was, with support and love and encouragment from her family and some friends, became a "teenage activist" and began speaking out about the horrors and emotional damage of cyberbullying. She even went to Capitol Hill and spoke to Congress. Good for her.

This is not something to take lightly; this is not something that is going to go away until schools, other parents, law enforcement and the judiciary hold the kids who start bullying accountable for their actions.

What Adults Need to Know about Cyberbullying: Lessons from a Mother’s Experience | bNetS@vvy (http://bnetsavvy.org/wp/what-adults-need-to-know-about-cyberbullying-lessons-from-a-mothers-experience/ - broken link)

1 of 3 teens are victims of cyber bullying | Spero News (http://www.speroforum.com/site/article.asp?id=4994 - broken link)
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