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January 29, 2011

Bullying often takes place online these days, so parents need to get tech-smart

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By Michiko Fuller and Matthew Young, Mercury News

Awkward biological changes, unpredictable emotions and nebulous social ties make the schoolyard a testing ground for adolescent behavior. As antagonists or victims, many children experience bullying. Some discover their individuality while others explore a darkness that haunts them into adulthood. Eighteen-year-old Ashley Garnica was bullied as a student at Prospect High School in Saratoga. Her harassment began when acquaintances posted anonymous questions and comments on Formspring, a profile website similar to Facebook. She still lives with the emotional scars.

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