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Schoolyard bullying has gone high-tech

Shurtleff part of effort to protect youths from cyber-harassment

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  • staff1234
    July 12, 2010 1:44 p.m.

    This is a very important topic, in the coming 6 weeks our children are going to be going back to school and all these bully's are going to be poised to prey on our children. It is just too easy to get access to our children now days. Safety is my top priority, and I will do anything and everything in my power to protect my children. I have parental controls on our machines at home, and even on my work laptop in the event that I let my 7 year old play clubpenguin or look for things that interest him on the Internet. They are so smart. I tell you one thing, Google is pretty awesome, not sure how they do it, but keeping the pornography out of their searches. More and more I think we are becoming more careful and more concerned for the safety of our children. I love this site TextKills.com the most. Something new each day about the dangers of texting and driving. Up to the date stuff. They publish lots of my comments and seem to really care. - Concerned Father

  • Learning from society
    March 12, 2010 10:49 a.m.

    These children are just doing what they have been taught.

    Everyday we are told that majority rules and might makes right.

    These kids are just living by that credo.

  • blondeaddiction
    March 12, 2010 10:12 a.m.

    people are only using the internet to bully because they dont have enough courage to do it in person. the web is there escape or way of opening their mouth. Its wrong and these people need to grow up.

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 5, 2010 12:21 p.m.

    what the heck is wrong with people now days... seriously these people should have some respect for others, stop puting someones life in danger... we are americans and we need to grow up

  • im watching
    Jan. 11, 2010 12:32 p.m.

    it is really mean to do such a thing and those who do it will pay

  • Adina Deramus
    Nov. 30, 2009 10:31 a.m.

    I think people should treat each other the way they wanted to be treated. That's crazy that you have the time to get on the computer and just look up the person you don't like and send them a mean e-mail. Who ever does that have no life.

  • annonmous
    May 21, 2009 2:24 p.m.

    i think that this is an unfair case. THESE KIDS WHO DID THIS TO HER NEED TO GO TO PRISOn. this way people will learn to treat people the way they wanna be treated

  • anonymous
    May 14, 2009 6:29 p.m.

    I think it's wrong and mean. I'm glad I don't have a Myspace or a Facebook personally. I hope everyone who has one doesn't get bullied anymore because that is just horrible!! Poor people.

  • Not surprising
    May 11, 2009 12:03 p.m.

    Children are cruel to each other. Most adults don't get this and have given children more tools to do what they do best...

  • anqulisha evans
    May 11, 2009 11:52 a.m.

    awwwww..... that is so sad

  • ronell holmes
    May 7, 2009 7:17 a.m.

    what happened to here i understand what she went threw

  • becky anderson
    May 5, 2009 9:00 a.m.

    I feel tottaly sorry for that kid.

  • Paige
    April 29, 2009 8:08 a.m.

    Thats so sad. I would have been freeked out!!!!

  • Shannon
    March 2, 2009 11:24 a.m.

    wow, i never knew that little words could do so much!!!!:'[

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 17, 2009 12:09 p.m.

    I'm sorry for the people who are cyberbulliyed, I'm currently doing a project on it and what people do is just atrocious! Who could ever hurt someone like that! :'(

  • jerica
    Jan. 12, 2009 1:38 p.m.

    i wonder if the people that do thios stuff and sleep well knowing what they done and i feel really bad for the parents that have to bury there kids because some idiotwant to make fun os some one because there to unsure about ther self and i hope they burn in hell for what they did!!!!

  • jerica england
    Jan. 12, 2009 1:34 p.m.

    hey i'm sorry for what thought people did to you ! I have the same problem. and i dont' like being bully or cyberbullyed. well thanks for listwening and i hope that the people who did this get put in pain

  • Julia
    Dec. 17, 2008 11:33 a.m.

    Wow is all I can say nobody should have to go through something so bad. It truly upsets me. I know if it happened to me I freak out.

  • Dmansk8
    Dec. 11, 2008 11:21 a.m.

    it just blows my mind how people can be so mean

  • Dorthea
    Nov. 19, 2008 12:14 p.m.

    i am in debate annd i had to do a speach and i did it one bullying .After i did i was so moved on how this can happen every day i want to know the most i can so that i can move people to lision and wake up and relise that it hurts and that i gose farthere then a shove in the hallway and stealing lunch money . So i give my confurt to all those who lose there children to these bullying attacks . i want to voice that this is a sseruise problem

  • Nafisah
    March 11, 2008 5:04 p.m.

    i am truely horified to see stories of children that have committed suicide because of other children thinking it is ok to play around and "have fun on the computer". Adults needs to be more careful and secure about what their children do online, Make sure your children are not doing anything you would not allow or something against the law!!!