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I never thought I would have to ask about cyberbullying, but it turns
out my youngest son (almost 16) has become a victim of it.

We found out this weekend that some of my son's classmates from his
chemistry class have set up a malicious, insulting profile of my son on Our older son (age 24), a soon-to-be network engineer,
found out about the profile by doing a search under our younger son's
name and city/state. It turns out our older son has been monitoring
myspace in order to protect his younger female cousins (ages 16 and 14)
and little brother from just this type of thing. My youngest son doesn't
like, and so never goes to the site. Needless to say,
however, he was EXTREMELY upset and angry to find out about the profile.

Anyway, we have written the principal of my son's high school (return
receipt letter), detailing our complaint and providing a link to the
actual profile. We tried e-mailing, but it bounced. We have not yet
contacted, believing the principal should see the profile

My question: What is the policy of your school if it becomes evident
that students of the school are using (or other internet
source) to bully / insult / demean another student, even if it was not
done on school comptuers?

Frankly, my husband and I would like to see the students involved
punished... My husband reminded the principal of "Protection and
Safeguards," section of the "Parent/Guardian and Student Handbook and
Notice of Rights and Responsibilities, 2005 - 2006", that basically
states that any students who violate the tolerance policies will be
subject to appropriate discipline. 

Elizabeth Hart
Library Technical Assistant
California School for the Blind
Fremont, CA 94536

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