Grand Island Cracking Down on Cyber-B...

Grand Island Cracking Down on Cyber-Bullying in Schools

There are 14 comments on the WGRZ Buffalo story from Dec 11, 2007, titled Grand Island Cracking Down on Cyber-Bullying in Schools. In it, WGRZ Buffalo reports that:

It's a social networking web site that brings people together in cyberspace. But the Grand Island school district is cracking down on misuse of Myspace.

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Grand Island Mom

Depew, NY

#1 Dec 11, 2007
I wanted to take the opportunity to thank the Grand Island School District, for taking a proactive stand with this issue. My family experienced first hand cyber bullying and I am very thankful for the support we received from the school. With all of the tragic stories happening out there stemming from MySpace and the like, I urge parents who know their children are being bullied to take action, no matter how extreme it seems...it may save a life.
Ray

Buffalo, NY

#3 Dec 12, 2007
I hate to sound cliche, but where are all the parents in this?

Shouldnt they be watching what their kids are doing.. especially the younger (10,11,12...) ones... it shouldnt be up to the school district to raise them
Mom of Two

Thailand

#4 Dec 12, 2007
I wont allow my kids to go on there. There is too much that can go wrong!
Bookey the Elepant

Sardinia, NY

#5 Dec 12, 2007
Computers are the work of the devil!
Tim

Old Bethpage, NY

#6 Dec 12, 2007
I was small in grammar school and I knew who these bullies were.But when they tried to buuly me I did it the old fashion way.I kicked the c.r.a.p. out of these bullies.I was never bothered again.
confused

Buffalo, NY

#7 Dec 12, 2007
i am happy to hear that the schools are not taking the crap from kds bullying each other any more but at the same time, where are the parents?? how can you punish a kid for doing something off school grounds? how do you prove that an incident of bullying occured due to something posted on the internet unless someone admits it? i was a kid once too and i surely would not admit "oh yea, i read on line that.......so i beat her up at school today" it jsut doesnt seem to make a lot of sense to me. i have 2 kids of my own and i make sure they are limited to time on line and what sites they can go on. i thnk this is also a reason my 12 year old will not have a cell phone. i think as parents we want our kids to be "hip" but in reality, we are just helping the problems that occur from spoiled children.
MIKMAKMOM

Depew, NY

#8 Dec 12, 2007
I love it when people say nothing good comes from myspace - myspace does not make your kids do bad things. Look at it this way - if your kid is doing drugs, skipping school, or having sex, I bet its on their myspace - it is a window for you to find out what is going on in their lives (dont preach about privacy either, teenagers are liars and if they live in my house they will have little privacy) I'm betting alot of people found out some things on myspace they may not have otherwise known.

I understand underage girls were meeting older men an of course with anything good, there will be some sicko trying to ruin it for everyone else, but if you monitor their myspace and watch what is being sent to and from them, it can be a great eye opener for parents.

If your 16 year old is into dating old men or drugs or drinking, they will do it with or without myspace.
tired taxpayer

United States

#10 Dec 12, 2007
Parents start taking responsibilty for your children, not putting the burden on the school system. They are your kids, watch and pay attention to what they are doing, it's your job.
Butter

Buffalo, NY

#11 Dec 12, 2007
Our kids don't have thick enough skin as it is now days.
Tim (Post #6) is right!!!!!!
Uncle Teddy

Geneseo, NY

#12 Dec 12, 2007
Butter wrote:
Our kids don't have thick enough skin as it is now days.
Tim (Post #6) is right!!!!!!
Butter- we finally agree on something!!!!!!

Happy Holidays, pal.
Butter

Buffalo, NY

#13 Dec 12, 2007
Uncle Teddy wrote:
<quoted text>
Butter- we finally agree on something!!!!!!
Happy Holidays, pal.
See, I'm no liberal, hippy, vegan, goodie-goodie.
Happy Holidays to you too Uncle Teddy!
MIKMAKMOM

Depew, NY

#15 Dec 12, 2007
joe mamma wrote:
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how do you know who they are really talking to on myspace?
16 yr old girl could be 60 yr old man
just look at that girl who killed herself over someone posting on myspace. it turned out it wasnt who she thought it was.
That is true, but I think if you read their messages you wouldn't allow them to meet ANYONE from the internet regardless of who they claim to be.
MIKMAKMOM

Depew, NY

#17 Dec 13, 2007
joe mamma wrote:
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GOT THAT RIGHT
BUT THAT GIRL DIDNT EVEN MEET THE BOY WHO WASNT A BOY
SHE KILLED HERSELF OVER COMMENTS MADE BY SOMEONE WHO WASNT WHO THEY SAID THEY WERE
I DON'T EVEN WANT MY KIDS TALKING TO ANYONE ON THE INTERNET
LUCKY FOR ME THEY ARENT INTERESTED YET
7,9 And 10
Mine either - 3 and 6, I have some years ahead of me, lord knows what they will come up with once they are older.
Cheryn

Olean, NY

#18 Dec 14, 2007
There are plenty of kids out there blasting people on MySpace - but there are just as many adults who do the same thing. It is libel and MySpace allows it to continue even if a complaint is made. It ought to be shut down or at least monitored a lot more closely than what it is now.

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