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B'ville school resource officers address cyberbullying

In cases of cyberbullying, Officer Knaul said that parents are tending to wait until bullying behavior occurs at school to contact school administrators. If a parent discovers that a child is the victim of cyberbullying or any form of bullying, or is the one doing the bullying, he or she should contact the child's school administrator as soon as possible to prevent the bullying from evolving further. Administrators, parents and students can then begin an educational dialogue on the potential legal ramifications of bullying as well as the possible school disciplinary actions should the bullying begin to disrupt the school environment.

Earlier this school year the Baldwinsville Central School District provided presentations on Internet safety, including cyberbullying, for staff and community members. Baker High School presented an Internet safety program for its students on Jan. 31 to continue the school's dialogue on bullying that began in December with the school's special half-day "Stand Up! Don't Stand By" program.

If you have any concerns about bullying or cyberbullying, contact your child's school administrator. If you would like to speak with Officers Knaul and Weeks you can contact Officer Knaul at 638-5610 or mknaul@bville.org, and Officer Weeks can be contacted at 635-4566 or cweeks@bville.org.

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