Bullies Tap Social Media, Educators Say

Quad City Times
June 11, 2011

With the increased usage of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, students are more and more likely to post uninhibited comments due to the “freewheeling” nature and feelings of anonymity of online sites.

Often, confrontations or name-calling at school originate with a comment made on a site such as Facebook. While many schools can discipline students for bullying, “reports of name-calling and other nonviolent forms of bullying are frequently handled through mediation with the parties involved.”

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