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Cyberbullying on the rise


Although the Largo Middle School students are laughing in this photo, cyberbullying is a serious issue. Read Donna Winchester's article about cyberbullying in the March 3 edition of the St. Petersburg Times. Cyberbullying is on the rise in school districts across the country. According to school officials, anyone with access to a cell phone or a computer could be a victim. That's why Pinellas and Hillsborough school officials have gone to extra lengths this year to crack down on cyberbullying, sometimes referred to as online social cruelty or electronic bullying.

Have you ever been a victim or known a victim of cyberbullying? Have you ever tried to intimidate or threaten another student using the Internet or e-mail? Share your thoughts about this article and the subject matter here on the NIE Blogging Zone.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 12:21pm]


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