Cyberbullying – the latest trends

July 16, 2008 at 1:22 am | Posted in Cyberbullying | Leave a comment

USA Today has a very riveting article today about Cyberbullying that I just have to share with you. At every seminar I have with kids around the country,  instances of cyberbullying always come up from the students.

Cyberbullying grows bigger and meaner with photos, video
By Janet Kornblum, USA TODAY
July 15, 2008

Ricky Alatorre doesn’t know which classmate surreptitiously hoisted a cellphone camera and snapped his picture or exactly when it happened.

All Ricky, 16, knows is the fuzzy yet distinguishable portrait of him in English class showed up on MySpace, on a page that claimed to be his. And the fake profile, titled “The Rictionary,” not only identified his school but also said Ricky loved dictionaries — a swipe at his school smarts — and was gay (he’s not), one of the most common schoolyard taunts.



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