Bullies find new territory in cyberspace

Olathe NewsSeptember 24, 2008 

Bullying doesn't stop with the lunch-money stealers in the cafeteria, or the mean girls at recess. ulllies can follow students home through text messages, cellphone calls and messages on the family computers. It's called cyber bullying.

Every once in awhile, Adam May, an Olathe North High School student said he's seen it happen.

"I know some people talk or can be mean to each other on there," May said. "I think most of the time people know when to stop."

But he has seen it go too far, to the point of hurting someone. He's seen students post embarassing photographs of a student on the Internet, or groups of students poking fun online at groups of students from other schools.

May has had his own social-networking Web site since he was in junior high school.

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