DeWitt works to battle cyber-bullying

By Connor Clark
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporter

DEWITT — As social media works to connect people and ideas, advanced technology finds itself in the hands of young adults, and issues of cyber-bullying and sexting have risen for the City of DeWitt and DeWitt Township. Bruce Ferguson, police chief for the City of DeWitt, warns young adults to watch what they say and do online and on social media. “Kids don’t realize that what they think is private, isn’t really private,” Ferguson said. Although complete case numbers have not yet be compiled, according to Ferguson, the frequency of young adult cases on cyber-bullying and blackmailing have risen sharply in previous years. Some cases have involved threats of suicide.