Statistics show that more than half of middle school students admit to doing something hurtful to another person online. 90 percent of cyberbullying happens between girls.
For students at Parkview Middle School, cyberbullying is not tolerated.
The Center for Prevention of Abuse School Programming Supervisor Jeanne Anders said the education component is doing its job. “The good news is that with bullying prevention education, children really understand how they make someone feel when they’re bullying someone this way. They do think twice before participating in this,” Anders said.
But unlike plain, old bullying, when it’s digital, the school has proof.
Principal Brad Jockisch said, “We reinforce it with there can be consequences. If you do something on Friday night, there may be consequences when you come to school on Monday morning.”
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