Best Defense Against Cyberbullying

A student recently received a threatening, anonymous email message. Twenty four hours later, the offender was identified and profusely apologized. How? The student told her parents. The parents contacted her teacher. The teacher told IT. IT told the division head and together met with the mother. The division head told her faculty. One faculty member witnessed a suspicious activity, which led to the offender.

I am reminded of sensational news stories about cyberbullying, in which open communication did not exist, and the extent of harm was far greater. I am glad that the strengths of our school community work to minimize the effects of harmful actions such as these.

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