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Florida sheriff eyes charging parents of teens arrested after bullied girl’s suicide

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The Florida sheriff investigating a girl's suicide allegedly brought on by online bullying said he is considering charging the parents of one of the two girls arrested in the case because he said the parents are in total denial over the case.
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Two Girls Charged with Felony Stalking in Rebecca Sedwick Suicide Case. That’s Not the Answer.

Two Girls Charged with Felony Stalking in Rebecca Sedwick Suicide Case. That’s Not the Answer. | bullying | Scoop.it
After 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick committed suicide in Florida in September, I asked why kids write cruel taunts online like “Can u die please?

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Ruth O'Neal's comment, October 16, 2013 9:14 PM
Juveniles are hard to determine what kind of punishment they should receive for their actions. The question that is brought up is, do they understand the consequences of their actions? <br>Parents have a great influence on their children’s mindset. Maybe these parents didn’t know of what was going on at the time? Who knows? But I think that parents need to teach or inform their children about what kinds of things come out of bullying. In this case the young girl did commit suicide and that’s a huge upset to the community and the families involved. <br>
TheHumanMirror's curator insight, October 16, 2013 10:12 PM

Perhaps something good will come out of a senseless tragedy. Maybe  this case will get people thinking about women who are cyber-stalked by an ex.  Stalking is stalking, regardless of by phone, email, or Facebook.

Haley Gagnon's comment, October 18, 2013 3:53 AM
Back when I was in high school, I remember having a good amount of friends whose parents had no clue what their teenager was up to. They were either too busy with work, being at the office all the time, or they just wanted to play dumb and be oblivious. One of my close childhood friend's ended up trying to kill herself when we were in 9th grade, because her boyfriend had been cheating on her. He was friend's with her older brother, and thought it would be funny to call her while he was with the other girl and in the middle of sex. She ended up having a psychotic break and was sent to a mental institution for 4 months. I personally have been bullied through several years of school and when I saw others bullying someone, it's always been that that person is "different" and is more of an individual so, the majority of kids think that they are weird and a loser. Kids are harsh. I find that the writer does make a valid point about the parents. Where were these kids' parents when all of this was happening? I believe that with kids, it all starts with their parents. If the parents are too busy for their kid's, they will either act out in a negative way or rise above it. I am not condoning one bit what these girls were doing to Rebecca, but they should have to take responsibility for their actions just as much as I think the parents should have to take some responsibility for their children's actions. It's not like they are 18 years old. They are 12 and 14. That's not okay one bit. Also, you think after Rebecca killed herself over being bullied and picked on that these girls' internet usage and sites they were on would be monitored by the parents. I used to come home crying and finally my mom went to the counselor about it and the counselor talked to the individuals who were picking on me. One boy even spit several spit wads at me because I was into the "punk" style in middle school. My parents have always been there for me, even through boy's telling me to go kill myself. I know kids will be kids, but the parents should be the ones to parent these kids and pay more attention to their doings.
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Bullying Prevention Awareness Month: Where is the Empathy?

Bullying Prevention Awareness Month:  Where is the Empathy? | bullying | Scoop.it

In an interview on Fox 2 News on Thursday October 10, 2013 Clinic Director of Birmingham Maple Clinic, Lori Edelson instructed parents to teach empathy to reduce incidence of bullying in school age children. After her profound statement other experts gave similar advice. A Florida arrest of 14 year olds following the suicide of their young female bullying victim inspired Today Show experts to also encourage teaching empathy and emotional regulation as the remedy to end this harsh treatment of one another.


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Two girls charged in case of bullied Florida girl who committed suicide

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Rebecca Sedwick, 12, jumped to her death from a third-story cement plant structure in central Florida on Sept. 10 after being verbally, physically and cyber bullied throughout 2012 and 2013.

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Heartbreaking: 12-Year-Old Commits Suicide After Bullying

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LAKELAND, Fla. -- A 12-year-old Florida girl committed suicide after she was bullied online by more than a dozen girls and a sheriff said Thursday that he is investigating whether he can file charges under Florida's new law that covers...

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Warily, Schools Watch Students on the Internet | NYTimes.com

Warily, Schools Watch Students on the Internet | NYTimes.com | bullying | Scoop.it

For years, a school principal’s job was to make sure students were not creating a ruckus in the hallways or smoking in the bathroom. Vigilance ended at the schoolhouse gates.

 

Now, as students complain, taunt and sometimes cry out for help on social media, educators have more opportunities to monitor students around the clock. And some schools are turning to technology to help them. Several companies offer services to filter and glean what students do on school networks; a few now offer automated tools to comb through off-campus postings for signs of danger. For school officials, this raises new questions about whether they should — or legally can — discipline children for their online outbursts.

 

The problem has taken on new urgency with the case of a 12-year-old Florida girl who committed suicide after classmates relentlessly bullied her online and offline.

 

Two girls — ages 12 and 14 — who the authorities contend were her chief tormentors were arrested this month after one posted a Facebook comment about her death.

 

Educators find themselves needing to balance students’ free speech rights against the dangers children can get into at school and sometimes with the law because of what they say in posts on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Courts have started to weigh in.

 

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ThomasClowes's curator insight, January 21, 2015 5:10 PM

This is always a constant issue.