Cyber Bullying: The Public School Response

Waggoner, Charles R.
March 2015
Insights to a Changing World Journal;2015, Vol. 2015 Issue 1, p2
Academic Journal
There was a time when being bullied in school was more easily seen by others and often left visible marks upon the victim. There are still playground bullies of the pugilistic nature found in the school buildings today. Fist fights are something that can be broken up by school personnel. A bully today is more likely to be of a more insidious type, utilizing popular media devices to reign havoc down on fellow classmates. The pain from a black eye delivered by a bully will eventually go away, but the harm done by cyberbullying can and has had catastrophic results. The response of school administrators to cyberbullying has taken on an entirely new dimension. Ongoing research in the state of New Mexico indicates that several school districts have and many more are considering the total ban of all cell phones for students while at school.


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