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  •  I don't think you are understanding my point (3+ / 0-)
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    bkamr, Oh Mary Oh, 88kathy

    Let's say that this gang of girls was appropriately punished for bullying (probably not, but let's say they were for the sake of this question).  The victim transfers to another school and has no physical contact with the bullies.

    The bullies continue their campaign online.  If they hadn't, perhaps the girl would still be alive.  Does the school, having (hypothetically) addressed the previous round of bullying, have a responsibility to punish these girls for their cyber-bullying?

    Let me stress again that this is a hypothetical case where the girls are attending separate schools and past behavior has been dealt with appropriately, but the bullies were not deterred from continuing their behavior online.

    •  You know, I don't know. All I can do is refer you (0+ / 0-)

      and anyone reading this thread to the Wired article. They have been at this since 1999. They have a stellar reputation.

      Maybe appropriate measures dealing with the case would have been to have a restraining order banning electronic contact. Electronic contact is just as invasive as physical contact. I know it is starting to be included in restraining orders for adults. I think it surely needs to be an option for children.

      give the NRA the Royal Flush join Stop The NRA

      by 88kathy on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 11:07:14 AM PDT

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