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Research Roundup March 28th 2012

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The users of the social media site Reddit stood up for a senior student at Arundel High School, Maryland, as she was being bullied in school and on Twitter. Read more: ”http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/03/25/reddit-users-help-girl-take-action-against-her-bully/

From a schools perspective, how to better shield their institutions and students from harassment and bullying. Read more: http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Protect-Your-Students/131306/

Cyber bullies find new ways to keep up appearance: Fake Facebook identities are a real problem and in a greater sense they allow young impersonators to harass and bully others. And stopping them is difficult. Read more:  http://www.startribune.com/local/east/143590886.html

The case of the former Rutgers student spying on his roommate via a webcam has been found guilty of hate crime arising out of the bullying behaviour. Will this case open up to the possibility of convicting cyber bullies?Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/rutgers-trial-dharun-ravi-found-guilty-tyler-clementi/t/story?id=15922681

Along with the possibilities of social media comes a new realm for bullies to harass. Bullying is not just a problem to be dealt with by schools and police – this is everyone’s problem. Read more: http://www.canada.com/Online+bullying+everyone+problem/6353905/story.html

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