What is cyberbullying, and how are schools allowed to handle it when it happens within school boundaries? Read and share the story for some insight into a trend that may be getting worse as technology grows. What are your thoughts? Should schools be able to do more to punish students who use technology to bully others, or do you think parents should bear the responsibility?
Traci Gilliam Barlow said:
“I think the parents should take an active role in the discipline of their children. Sadly, some parents are either too busy or too self-involved to guide their children properly. With that being said however, the school has to be limited to certain boundaries as far as disciplining children who bully while in school and leave any bullying done outside of school to the proper authorities. The reach of the schools power to discipline HAS to have a limit.”
Kristin Walden said:
“Everything is not bullying and our kids are being taught NOT to be resilient to the cold world we live in. They are being sheltered from it and will feel like they’re being thrown to the wolves when they hit the real world. Kids are mean. Period. They were mean to me when I was a kid, and it taught me how to let stuff roll off of me and not let it affect me. Now kids are mean to someone, as they have been since the beginning of time, and the kid goes off to commit suicide. Then the child is accused as if they are the killer even though someone else made a dumb choice to end their life. Ridiculous.”
Libby Mayfield said:
“What’s ridiculous is the fact that kids today feel they have no where to turn and no way out. A lot of people don’t take the subject of bullying seriously. It’s more than just being mean. It’s more than just having your pig-tails pulled! Or being called a bitch. It’s day in, day out, on-going, never-ending, torture!!! And yes, some kids/people take their life, go up to their loved ones and tell them how ridiculous it was. I damn dare you!”