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Monday Maddness – 9 teens charged with ‘unrelenting’ bullying!?

by bwardell on March 29, 2010

updated 10:55 a.m. MT, Mon., March. 29, 2010

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Nine teens have been charged in the “unrelenting” bullying of a teenage girl from Ireland who killed herself after being raped and enduring months of torment by classmates in person and online, a prosecutor said Monday.

Northwestern District Attorney Elizabeth Scheibel said 15-year-old Phoebe Prince of South Hadley was stalked and harassed nearly constantly from September until she killed herself Jan. 14. The freshman had recently moved to western Massachusetts from Ireland.

“The investigation revealed relentless activities directed toward Phoebe to make it impossible for her to stay at school. The bullying for her was intolerable,” Scheibel said.  [Read more]

Monday Maddness – CyberHood Watch Alerts

March 24: Implications for teachers who socialize with students online, and how to avoid them Let’s return to our multi-post (here, here, and here) discussion of student and teacher interaction on social networking sites or in other online venues. Social networks such as Facebook and MySpace are primarily for socializing. …

NCPC Announces Winners of National Cyberbullying PSA Contest

In partnership with Sony Creative Software and the Ad Council, NCPC selected the winning PSAs that are designed to raise awareness about preventing cyberbullying.

Illuminate Cyberbullying

— Josh Bourgeois, independent producer, Thibodaux, LA

Words Really Do Hurt

— Marvin Jimenez, Lyndon B. Johnson Elementary School, San Antonio, TX

“Cyberbullying: Feathers in the Wind”

Cyberbullying is the use of the Internet to harass or bully others. Watch our new series and discuss with teens what they can do to avoid becoming a victim or victimizing someone else. Play The Videos

Join US next Monday for more Maddness

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Bill Wardell

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