Educational Technology

September 16, 2010

Cyber-bullying defies traditional school bully stereotype

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

By Gregg MacDonald, Fairfax County Times

The advent of social networking sites and text messaging has allowed young girls the opportunity to take on a role traditionally reserved for boys, experts say. The girls have become bullies — or, more specifically, cyber-bullies. The Virginia Department of Education defines cyber-bullying as “using information and communication technologies such as e-mail, cellphones, text messaging, instant messaging and Web sites to support deliberate, hostile behavior intended to harm others.”

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