Students Learn Ways to Avoid Cyber-bullying

Honeysuckle Middle scholars were told to stand up to bullying on Tuesday. It is apart of presentation for kids on cyber-bullying.

Ninety percent of kids are teased or harassed through the use of cell phones and the internet.

Cyber bullying has become the primary method in which kids tease, harass and take out their aggression.

Experts say kids need to delete harmful messages and let an adult know if they are being bullied. Parents are encouraged to take an active role in their children’s electronic communications.

Shanterra McBride, a spokesperson from Unicel, says, “Checking to see how their young people are using their technology, meaning put the computer in a public place, walk by the computer often, check the message and the content of the computer as well as with text messages, there's no reason why a parent shouldn't feel comfortable in checking their kid’s phones. “

Starting Wednesday, News 4's Erica Proffer will begin her series called "Bullying Beyond the Classroom."


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  • by Brenda Location: Florida on Oct 28, 2008 at 04:02 PM
    There is a safe social and educational network for kids ages 5-18 that requires a child's school to verify his or her identification before they can become a member. This is how they keep out predators, imposter profiles and cyber bullying. I know my son is safe on this site. He can still play games, IM, chat, create his own webpage, and receive homework help if he needs it. The site for parents is www.safewave.org and the site for children is www.iland5.com. Both sites are free to use.
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