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Report: Cyber-bullying on the rise at middle, high schools

Teenage bullying on smart phone

If you needed any evidence that cyber-bullying is a growing problem for schools and tweens/teens, look no further.

A new study from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics indicates that more than 25 percent of the middle schools and high schools surveyed reported problems with cyber-bullying on their campuses.

The report, entitled “Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools,” was published on July 27.

It looked at incidents of violence at nearly 3,600 public schools during the 2015-16 school year.

Cyber-bullying has increased significantly since the last report was conducted in 2009. In fact, the new report said it’s the leading daily disciplinary problem for middle and high-schoolers.

How bad is it?

How are schools across Middle Tennessee combating cyber-bullying?

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – One in five students ages 12 to 18 experience cyber-bullying. It’s the new kind of bullying that can be easier to carry out, but harder to find out.

Bullying isn’t just being mean, it’s an aggressive behavior asserting power or dominance, and it’s repeated. It strips innocence from students and parents.

One mother told News 2 she had no idea it was happening to her child until his life was in danger.

“School is supposed to be a safe environment and that was taken away,” she said.

The Middle Tennessee mom, who News 2 is not naming to protect her and the school, said her child, like many others, was a victim.

“I was freaked out, just devastated,” she said. “It’s shock, it’s fear, it’s all of the above.”

Nationally, hundreds of thousands of kids miss school every day because of bullying.

A recent study ranked Tennessee near the top five for

Read more at: http://wkrn.com/2017/07/27/how-are-schools-combating-cyber-bullying/

How are schools across Middle Tennessee combating cyber …

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – One in five students ages 12 to 18 experience cyber-bullying. It’s the new kind of bullying that can be easier to carry out, but harder to find out.

Bullying isn’t just being mean, it’s an aggressive behavior asserting power or dominance, and it’s repeated. It strips innocence from students and parents.

One mother told News 2 she had no idea it was happening to her child until his life was in danger.

“School is supposed to be a safe environment and that was taken away,” she said.

The Middle Tennessee mom, who News 2 is not naming to protect her and the school, said her child, like many others, was a victim.

“I was freaked out, just devastated,” she said. “It’s shock, it’s fear, it’s all of the above.”

Nationally, hundreds of thousands of kids miss school every day because of bullying.

A recent study ranked Tennessee near the top five for

Read more at: http://wkrn.com/2017/07/27/how-are-schools-combating-cyber-bullying/

Heartbreak as middle school cheerleader 12, dies in a suspected suicide, on the same day her mother complained to …

  • Mallory Grossman, sixth-grader from Rockaway Township, New Jersey, died suddenly last week
  • Friends say Grossman took her own life after being bullied on Snapchat 
  • Dianne Grossman, Mallory’s mother, reportedly complained to officials at Copeland Middle school about the bullying hours before girl’s death
  • Mallory’s classmates came to school Monday dressed in light blue to raise awareness of bullying  
  • The 12-year-old gymnast and cheerleader is survived by her parents and three siblings 

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Read more at: http://muscatinejournal.com/muscatine/news/cyber-bullying-cases-doubled-this-year-middle-school-official-says/article_aeb68f4b-8b76-5c4c-927c-2218857839ed.html

Sparta Middle School Offers Cyber Bullying Program to Students and Parents

SPARTA, NJ – Parents and residents are invited to a program about cyber bullying at the Sparta Middle School on Monday night. Students in grade six and seven will attend the assembly during the day on Jan 30, with the parent session scheduled for 7 p.m.

The district is extending the invitation to all Sparta parents, not just those with middle school aged children.  It is for families who use or want to learn about social media; facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and similar platforms.

Sergeant Tom Rich, described as the district’s cyber bullying expert, will give a presentation based on his experience as the STOPit Cop with 20 years in the Summit Police Department.  In Summit Rich has been a Patrol Officer, Juvenile Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, Detective, Juvenile Detective and D.A.R.E. Officer. 

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“Everyday Tom dedicates his career to protecting and empowering children through education and inclusion,” according to the biography released

Read more at: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/sparta/sections/education/articles/sparta-middle-school-offers-cyber-bullying-progra