Social Media Implicated in Bullying Report

There were 13 alleged and four confirmed incidents of bullying in the first half of the 2012-13 school year in Collingswood, and according to Superintendent Scott Oswald, social media is a big part of the overall problem.
“Our biggest challenge is and probably will remain the social media stuff that happens outside of school grounds,” Oswald said at the Jan. 28 meeting of the Collingswood Board of Education.
“The initial contacts there almost never happen in school.”
Of the confirmed incidents noted in the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) report Oswald presented at the meeting, the one involving cyberbullying resulted in the stiffest punishment levied by the district: an external suspension and “alternate in-school instruction” for the offender.
Read more: Social Media Implicated in First-Half Bullying Report from Collingswood Schools – Collingswood, NJ Patch.

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