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Maryland Gets Help From Facebook To Stop Cyber Bullying

October 7th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Maryland schools are about to get some help from Facebook to stop cyber bullying.  Maryland becomes the only state in the nation where educators will have access to a special channel on Facebook, known as the Educator Escalation Channel, to contact Facebook officials to remove posts that amount to cyber bullying of students.  This is a pilot project established by Facebook, and the National Association of Attorneys General. Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is the association’s immediate past president. He says even though teens may be moving away from Facebook to other social media sites, the effort concentrates only on Facebook. He said that while bullying is somewhat subjective, he thinks the individual student is the best one to judge that- with support from teachers and administrators…





 

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