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April 4th, 2010
02:45 AM ET

Cyber Bullying: "A whole new dimension"

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  1. planetspinz

    First stop calling violent criminals bullies – they are felons who need to be arrested for beating up innocent school children.

    Second stop calling violent assaults bullying – it is not bullying – this is violent attacks that are about power. Bullying is a psychobabble word that covers up what's really going on – violent attacks.

    To stop these attacks parents have to tell the police to arrest the criminals and make sure that the district attorney presses charges. They have to demand that the mandated reporters in the schools do their job or be charged with violating their requirement to be mandated reporters.

    Then parents must take their children to self defense classes and teach them that if anyone attacks them, they have a right to stand up for themselves.

    But FIRST stop calling violent criminals bullies, and stop calling violent assault bullying.

    April 4, 2010 at 3:03 am |
  2. Ben Demille

    Don't confuse the ability to reproduce with the ability to transform an infant member of an aggressive, predatory species into a civilized, young adult. Bullies are the product of criminally incompetent parents, many of whom are proud as punch of their childs sadistic behavior.

    April 4, 2010 at 6:18 am |
  3. SARA

    this is persecution in its worst form and let me tell you it starts out in grade 1. where some kids form "clubs" and wont let other kids sit where they want or sit next to them at lunch time "if they are not in the club". They intimidate the other kids and these children come home crying. The principals know about it but just laugh it off. Let me tell you this is no laughing matter. Wake up America for God's sake!

    TJ you are great, fair and i watch your show every day. Keep up the good work!
    New jersey

    April 4, 2010 at 6:36 am |
  4. A. Smith, Oregon

    Cyber bulling has been very pervasive from many of the US Govt. agency's in the form of legal extortion, blackmail and emailed threats against Authors, Programmers and Business's that Govt. agency imagines is not operating in 'their' best interests.

    Likely the majority of the fortune 500 business's have received Cyber threats from the FBI, NSA, IRS, FDA against their business during the past 8 years from the horrific Republican led administration of Bush-Cheney. Even Google received a Cyber bully threat by them, along with a great many telecommunication corporations to either allow illegal wiretaps or face long protracted court actions against their company's.

    April 5, 2010 at 1:11 pm |
  5. Christina

    Bottom line, Parents need to know what their kids are doing, what they are into, and how long they are into it. Parents have to take interest in their kids. Kids spend way too much time on their phones and the computers and in good homes. This is not an issue that focuses on people below the poverty level anymore this is from kids all over spectrum. This is also happening because kids have been given freedom to access a total unknown cyber system that has no limits and no controls until it's too late.

    April 6, 2010 at 10:58 am |
  6. Christina

    We should also teach our kids to not be bullies. What is going on inside the lives of these kids that bully that would lead them to think this is ok and that they could take it to the levels they do. This attitude starts much earlier than we think and parents need to teach their children to be good people all the time.

    April 6, 2010 at 11:01 am |
  7. Gene Lucas

    Telebullying or "flaming" has been around for quite a while, especially in college, where "class discussions" get very nasty very fast. As a result I opted for "snail mail" in a couple of classes.

    April 8, 2010 at 11:59 am |