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Bullying at Long Island schools takes on modern-day twist

With the start of school, bullying is once again in the spotlight and its taking on a modern-day twist.At Howitt Middle School in Farmingdale, an after-school computer club spends time searching for cyber

News 12 Staff

Sep 7, 2006, 10:24 PM

Updated 6,521 days ago

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With the start of school, bullying is once again in the spotlight and its taking on a modern-day twist.At Howitt Middle School in Farmingdale, an after-school computer club spends time searching for cyber bullies. The Internet allows these bullies to send anonymous messages in chat rooms or through e-mails. The people who are being victimized have no way to defend themselves. A new study released Thursday by the Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) says in some ways cyber bullying is replacing the mean kid in the schoolyard. There are fewer in-school bullying incidents, but more incidents online. School bullying in general is enough of an issue that some kids are promising, in writing, not to do it. Long Beach Middle School students were made to sign an anti-bullying contract this year. Related Information: LI kids learn how to protect themselves from cyber bullying


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