Resources

Teens, kindness and cruelty on social media sites: The Pew Internet and American Media Project, December, 2011

Cyberbullying: Bullying happens more often offline:  The Pew Internet and American Media Project, December, 2007

BullyPolice.org: A watchdog anti-bullying group, reporting on state laws.

One Response to Resources

  1. Nancy says:

    Hi,
    My nephew just became a victim of cyber bullying. He goes to middle school, and a kid opened up a facebook page using his identity, and blasted all kinds of nasty words and such towards other kids. Text messages were sent out to girls saying they were from my nephews little brother. The school suspended the kid for 4 days, had the police take the facebook site down and interviewed and notified all of the kids that received these messages. I know that the parents of the girls are involved and threatening to lawyer up on the school, but the parents of the kid that did this have not sent an apology, and 4 days suspension seems light. This is still in the research state, we were notified of this 4/23. Apparently my nephew also received nasty texts, but assumed they would “go away” so he didn’t tell anyone. I believe this is the mentality of a 14 year old, and he doesn’t understand the severity of what damage could’ve been done had one of the receipients of these nasty texts and posts resulted in someones death. Apparently all of the kids that were interviewed new my nephew would never do this, and the kid got mad at my nephew because my nephew stood up to him when another kid was being bullied. My nephew said he was just sick of it and stood up to the kid. Then all of this started…

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