Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Two Cobb County juveniles are being investigated for identity theft, reported 11Alive News.
Fourteen-year-old Palmer Middle School student Alex Boston of Acworth made national headlines last week after she and her parents filed a civil libel suit against classmates they say bullied her through the use of a fake Facebook page. Now, two Cobb County juveniles accused of creating the page to impersonate the Acworth girl and post racial and sexual material, are being investigated by the Cobb Sheriff's Office for identity theft, reported 11Alive News. According to the Huffington Post, the page suggested Boston smoked marijuana and spoke a language called "Retardish." A racist video and sexual and obscene comments were also left on friends' pages using the fake account. Boston's attorney, Natalie Woodward, told the Daily Report that the…
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Learn prevention tools and strategies as parents.
Bullying has ascended to new technological heights. Facebook is being used by some as a weapon. Dirty laundry is aired. Barbs and digs are free-flowing. “High school drama” no longer stays with the students or even within the school. It is revealed to the world. Unfortunately, even adults sometimes become involved. I recently was contacted by concerned grandparents whose granddaughter was being electronically bullied by her stepmother. Family secrets were shared and so much embarrassment resulted that the child was forced to change schools. There have been instances of suicide and other violence associated with cyberbullying. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HRSA (Health Resource and Services Administration) make available …
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Bullying is not something only boys do, sometimes little girls are not just sugar and spice and everything nice after all.
Little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice, so the saying goes. But, what about the not-so-nice ones? Some little girls are nice but actually do or say mean things to purposely hurt others. And this is how most girls bully other girls. Like most negative things, bullying has always been around but in today’s society we are more aware of it because not only is it a top news story on TV and radio, but now we have access to these stories on YouTube, Facebook and other social media. And bullies also use these media to further hurt their victims. Recently on 104.7 The Fish, Dr. Michelle Anthony was talking about her book, “Little Girls Can Be Mean”. She says that boys use “physical intimidation while girls use social power” to…
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Bullying continues to be an issue for students and schools around the country. We invite our readers to weigh in on this important parent topic in this wee's Moms Talk.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Moms Talk is a weekly feature on Acworth Patch to help build a community of support for mothers and their families right here in Acworth. Each week in Moms Talk, our Moms Council will take your questions, give advice and share solutions. Moms, dads, grandparents and the diverse families who make up our community will have a new resource for questions about local schools, pedestrian safety, nutrition, work-life balance and the thousands of other issues that arise while raising children. Moms Talk will also be the place to drop in for a talk about the latest parenting hot topic. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in as we start the conversation today. Bullying continues to be an issue for schools around the country. Cruel taunting and …