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Published: Friday, Sept. 27 2013 6:00 p.m. MDT

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NateSG
St.George, UT

You can never get away. We allow cyber bullying to some extent. I didn't notice my brain was wired to the internet.

Rynn
Las Vegas, NV

Unfortunately the anonymity of the internet attracts a lot of immaturity and nasty behavior. I don't know how many "feel good" stories I've read or cute little puppy videos I've seen (for example) where, sure enough, people come along and post very mean-spirited comments.
The forum has always been relatively civil, but other websites seem to have an "anything goes" policy. For those who don't want to deal with that kind of negativity it's better to just not make yourself vulnerable on the internet. Don't post on the websites that are known to have negative behavior in their forums/comment sections. And if you want to post a video on Youtube, keep it more private. Disable comments and only send the link to friends & family.

RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

If this is occurring on school property, the bullies need to be reported and suspended. If it is on the internet, the students need to report to their parents and teachers and the bullies need to be suspended. If you don't take a stand against it now, it will just get worse.

Way of the Warrior
ARLINGTON, WA

"It’s not my fault that other people don’t know how to treat other people and I don’t think I should have to be the one who gives it up," she said.

I've never been able to understand why people are sometimes so determined to hold on to the things that bring them sorrow. To this young lady and to other victims of extreme cyberbullying: PLEASE log off and live! Life is so much more rewarding in person than in cyberspace.

Rainman
Syracuse, UT

I don't understand the draw to this website...Ask.fm. No thanks.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

RanchHand, did you read the article? The reason there's so much bullying on ask.fm is because it's ANONYMOUS. The bullies aren't getting caught because nobody knows who they are.

justamacguy
Manti, UT

Get over it. Your going to be bullied all of your life. Co-workers, Police, IRS.

renatastar
Pittsburgh, PA

I can never understand why parents allow bullying to go on. When this happened to my child, I went to the school administrator and told him I'd sue the school and the girl's parents if the bullying did not stop. It worked. My child was never bothered again. Parents need to stand up for their children. My daughter is still the same happy girl she always was.
If the bullying is off school property, go after the parents.

travelgal1983
Salt Lake City, UT

BLOCK the website from your home, and ask your schools to block it so the kids cannot use it at school. You will be protecting either your own kids from accessing the bullied messages in two very important places, or you will be making it more difficult for your kids to bully others.

Danny Chipman
Lehi, UT

Couldn't social websites simply take the anonymous factor away? Make everyone register with their own, verifiable, real name. I suspect dialogue would get a lot more civil, especially if people knew consequences could be linked with their names and actions. A prospective employer combing through your online profile, for example...

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