28 students suspended for cyberbullying

A Seattle middle school recently suspended 28 students for involvement in a Facebook page that put down another student, the Seattle Times reported. I’m not sure what suspension does to stop cyberbullying, but I was glad to read that 1) the hate page probably wasn’t on Facebook for more than 24 hours and that 2) “school staff talked with [the suspended students] and their parents, and the principal plans to hold assemblies for students and meetings for parents to discuss appropriate and safe Internet use.” Here’s UPI’s coverage. [See also “School cyberbully wins free-speech case” and “The power of play: Cyberbullying solution?”.]

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