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December 30, 2014 7:00 AM

Beyond the Classroom: What you can do about cyber bullying

If you ask most teens, they will tell you that their social lives are powered by texting and sharing photos on Snapchat and Instagram. But what they won’t tell you is that these same digital tools are sometimes used to bully other children. In most cases it isn’t one child bullying another child — with digital access, one bully can ultimately become a ringleader to a host of other children until it becomes a gang cyber bullying event. It isn’t until an alarm is sounded that an adult becomes aware of it.

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