2 Recent Cyberbullying Arrests

Last week, there were two reports – one in Colorado and one in California – about teenage boys being arrested for bullying other students online.

It’s great to see that kids are being arrested for this. I firmly believe no tolerance is the only measure we can take… but where were the parent sin these two instances? PC Pandora could have been used to keep a couple of kids out of jail!

January 25, 2013
Morgan Hill boy, 14, cited for cyber bullying

MORGAN HILL, Calif. —A 14-year-old Morgan Hill boy was cited after police said they determined he was cyberbullying fellow classmates at Britton Middle School.

Two 13-year-old students alerted the Morgan Hill Police Department this week that a classmate was assaulting and bullying them at school, home, and on the Internet through social media websites.

“Police learned that the victims had been threatened and assaulted at their residence,” Sgt. Troy Hoefling said.

MHPD’s school resource officers went to the school and talked with the victims and the suspect. The officer warned the bully that he was banned from contacting the victims again. CONTINUE READING›

January 26, 2013
Arvada Teen Accused Of Cyber-Bullying

ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) – A 15-year-old student in Arvada is under investigation for cyber-bullying using Instagram.

Arvada police say the boy was charged with five counts of third-degree harassment. He is a student at Ralston Valley High. His name is not being released.

The charges stem from what’s called a burn book and it’s postings on Instagram under the user name “anonymous.” CONTINUE READING›

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