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Police: Young Girl Target of Facebook Bullying

There are 27 comments on the Fox4KC story from Feb 18, 2010, titled Police: Young Girl Target of Facebook Bullying. In it, Fox4KC reports that:

Police in Roeland Park, Kansas, are investigating after a seventh grader allegedly became the target of demeaning comments and pictures on Facebook, authorities said on Thursday.

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A Saint Agnes alumni

Bonner Springs, KS

#1 Feb 18, 2010
Hopefully the kids can learn a lesson that bullying doesn't get a person anywhere but in trouble and feeling guilty about it in the future.
vandy

Portland, TX

#2 Feb 18, 2010
turn the damn thing off! then..... no more bullying! Daaaaaaa
Jessica

Kansas City, MO

#3 Feb 18, 2010
I bet the Bishop isn't happy!
justwondering

Shawnee, KS

#4 Feb 19, 2010
Why is it the school's business what these kids do outside the school? And whatever happened to free speech? Where's the ACLU

This cyberbullying is getting to be a little too much. Will they start arresting kids for "gossiping", which is the same as posting "comments".
goodgrief

Liberty, MO

#5 Feb 19, 2010
What is the difference in cyberbullying and face to face bullying? Kids got bullied all the time while I was in middle school and high school. The police never got involved. Unfortunately it is something that goes on all the time At least with cyberbullying you can just walk away from a computer. You can't really get away from it in school.
MeanCat

United States

#6 Feb 19, 2010
I don't think children should participate in internet sites like Facebook or MySpace. Parents should do what they can to restrict them from these sites. They are too young and immature for these sites, both the ones getting hurt feelings and the ones making the demeaning comments.
BeatdownTheBulli es

Lawrence, KS

#7 Feb 19, 2010
Why do people think they have to push someone around? It is just plain stupid. You know sometimes you just don't like someone, and that is OK. Nothing will change that. But if that is the case, simply keep your interaction with them to a barest possible minimum. You do your thing, they do theirs and never the twain shall meet.

But there is no justification for being cruel or demeaning to them. There is no justification for bullying anyone for any reason at any time.

I hope the bully(ies) are dealt with in the harshest manner afforded by the law.
BeatdownTheBulli es

Lawrence, KS

#8 Feb 19, 2010
goodgrief wrote:
What is the difference in cyberbullying and face to face bullying? Kids got bullied all the time while I was in middle school and high school. The police never got involved. Unfortunately it is something that goes on all the time At least with cyberbullying you can just walk away from a computer. You can't really get away from it in school.
You probably went to school before Columbine and related incidents.
Reality Check

Kansas City, MO

#9 Feb 19, 2010
..."harshest manner afforded by the law" Come on now really - Let's not forget that we are dealing with children. They need to learn a lesson, no doubt, and it needs to start with being kind. But laughing at how a person looks is not exactly bullying. What? The police and school officials don't have enough to do already?
Billie

Overland Park, KS

#10 Feb 19, 2010
I think we all have some soul-searching to do. In America, we seem to tolerate the bullies more often than not, and at times do not take action against the offenders. Instead, we leave the victims to deal with it alone. I've seen this time & again.

It's nice to see that at St Agnes, they're taking steps to protect the vulnerable students. Kids can be mean, and we should take a zero-tolerance stance against bullying.

If a child is being bullied, find the offenders and do something about the situation. If your child is bullying another, don't act like your child can do no wrong. Let them know if they want to engage in negative behavior, the consequences will be swift and equally negative.

Eventually they'll get the idea that their bad behavior won't be tolerated. We should not turn blind eyes and deaf ears to what's going on in our schools.
These Thugs are Losers

Overland Park, KS

#11 Feb 19, 2010
Reality Check wrote:
..."harshest manner afforded by the law" Come on now really - Let's not forget that we are dealing with children. They need to learn a lesson, no doubt, and it needs to start with being kind. But laughing at how a person looks is not exactly bullying. What? The police and school officials don't have enough to do already?
The harshest punishment afforded by law takes into account the age of the offender as well as the offense.
Scott

Lawrence, KS

#12 Feb 19, 2010
Let's review. How many of us were bullied to some extent in school? I didn't shoot up my classmates, nor did I kill myself or any other harmful activites. Did you? I didn't think so. I think better disciplinary measures by parents would make a huge difference. Nowadays, if a parent points their finger at their kid and tells their kid that their behavior was bad some one complains they are being too harsh on the child. If a kid seriuosly misbehaves, turn them on their butt and spank them. Kids too are way too spoiled and never punished and they know it. They have no incentive to change their behavior and that is their parents fault.
Alan

Kansas City, MO

#13 Feb 19, 2010
Students were suspended at Nativity of Mary Catholic School in Independence last week for cyberbullying......
mother of a bullied child

Kansas City, MO

#14 Feb 21, 2010
BeatdownTheBullies wrote:
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You probably went to school before Columbine and related incidents.
My son has been verbaly abused for two years then the physical bulling started this year..The school needs to be involved they have our children more in the week than we do.. you need to get a clue or have a child yourself..then reply and have something brillant to say...
stealth

United States

#15 Feb 21, 2010
I am being bullied almost daily watching Obama on tv. My kids and grandkids are receiving the same bullying as myself. If it isn't Obama doing the bulling it is his administration people. Please, tell me what I can do about it, it's urgent for me to find the answer!
Anne

Rushford, MN

#17 Feb 22, 2010
stealth wrote:
I am being bullied almost daily watching Obama on tv. My kids and grandkids are receiving the same bullying as myself. If it isn't Obama doing the bulling it is his administration people. Please, tell me what I can do about it, it's urgent for me to find the answer!
This is the most stupid comment I have ever read! It has nothing to do with school bullies. You were probably the biggest bully of all in school. Obviously you never had your spirit broken because of the way others treated you. Well, I was a broken spirit in school, believe it is they most lonely feeling in the world. GROW UP!
stealth

United States

#18 Feb 22, 2010
Anne wrote:
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This is the most stupid comment I have ever read! It has nothing to do with school bullies. You were probably the biggest bully of all in school. Obviously you never had your spirit broken because of the way others treated you. Well, I was a broken spirit in school, believe it is they most lonely feeling in the world. GROW UP!
I held my own in school. I didn't cause the fight but addressed it when need arose. School bullies? I thought the header said it was on Facebook? Back to my comment, I am being bullied constantly by this administration. It's worse than it has ever been in my 65 years. On the internet, newspaper, and tv. It is mostly the President's chief of staff. The strong arm guy from Chicago. He was never taken down a knotch so he has maintain his bulling his entire life.
OP MOM

Kansas City, MO

#19 Feb 23, 2010
Good!....
OP MOM

Kansas City, MO

#20 Feb 23, 2010
BTW - To those who "held their own" in gradeschool.. You probably were not being bullied if you were able to "hold your own" ... Victims of bullies are not able to "hold their own" and ... I was in grade school in the 70's .. we had bullies... I always throught it was horrible they got away with the grief they caused others. The kid they bullied still has issues.. it's sad. Bust them - call the cops on them - I"m all for it.
stealth

United States

#21 Feb 23, 2010
OP MOM wrote:
BTW - To those who "held their own" in gradeschool.. You probably were not being bullied if you were able to "hold your own" ... Victims of bullies are not able to "hold their own" and ... I was in grade school in the 70's .. we had bullies... I always throught it was horrible they got away with the grief they caused others. The kid they bullied still has issues.. it's sad. Bust them - call the cops on them - I"m all for it.
I was in grade school in the 50s. I was bullyed by the older lads. I survived I am now 65 years old. We never had Facebook back then. If we had, dad & mom would have turned off the computer when the bullying started. We wouldn't have known about it.

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