Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Cyberbullying Grows with Technology

With the growth in technological toys that teenagers can play with (computers, Internet, phones with cameras, small video devices, uploading photos onto social webs like MySpace and Facebook) experts have seen an increase in instances of cyberbullying. Unfortunately, this new form of schoolyard bullying is on the Internet for all to view. USA Today has published a comprehensive article on the topic. Included within the article are tips for "sound ways for parents to meet the bully head-on". Thirty-six states have some sort of anti-bullying legislation. Read "Cyberbullying grows bigger and meaner with photos, video", USA Today, July 15, 2008. The state of Maine has a website with resources about "Bullying Prevention".

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