Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Editor: Mitchell H. Rubinstein
New York Law School

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cyber Bullying In Schools

The Washington Post wrote an interesting July 21, 2010 editorial on Cyberbullying which readers may find of interest. The point of the article is that parents have a role in ending cyberbullying. As the article states:

But ultimately it is the role of parents to establish the terms of their children's activity online, setting clear limits and responding supportively and definitively if things go awry. Often, teens fail to mention cyberbullying to parents because they fear they will respond by simply shutting down their online accounts. Instead, parents should offer positive support to counteract the negative message of cyberbullying, while responding swiftly through appropriate channels -- either using social networks' established systems to block and flag malicious content or by calling the police if bullying has escalated to harassment.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein

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The problem is that the Internet is a safe haven for bullies because of the anonymity. There is not a more cowardly way to bully someone then from behind a curtain. But parents are the key. Parents need to get involved in helping solve the cyberbullying problem. If parents cared enough about their child being the bully or passing along the material as much as they care when their child is a victim, it would be a huge step forward. But then, of course, how do you know if your child is involved in cyberbullying? You need to monitor their Internet activity. Monitoring software like our PC Pandora records everything that happens on the PC. If your child is a victim, you will know; if they are a bully, you will know. Whatever the case may be with your child (victim or bully), you need to intervene. Check us out at to see how you can be a part of the solution instead of a passive part of the problem.

Posted by: KenS | Jul 22, 2010 11:20:53 AM

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Posted by: Cyber-Bullying | Sep 21, 2010 4:55:45 AM

Excellent article.Parents need to be aware of this,especially because cyberbullying is so dumb,it can go on for quite sometime without being immediately noticed.

Posted by: Cyberbullying | Sep 30, 2010 10:50:14 PM

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