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(Herald Tribune (SW Florida))   Principal warns of net-bullies   (news.bostonherald.com) divider line 68
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2004-01-02 03:48:10 AM  
ElLoco,
Brilliant.

Last year at my high school we had a situation such as described in the article, someone wanted to "get back" at his/her fellow classmates by posting pictures of them at parties with alcohol in their hands.

Each student that was doing something illegal (underage drinking in this case) was suspended and removed from any extracurricular activities, and the least punished was student who actually created the website (unless you count the bitter resentment from fellow classmates.)

Ironic? Maybe.
 
2004-01-02 03:56:38 AM  
popfreak,
Thats a world I don't want to live in.
 
2004-01-02 04:00:07 AM  
Wow. There are so many high school kids on fark. That explains alot.
 
2004-01-02 04:39:39 AM  
Boo farkin hoo. Teach your kid how to fight, and crap like this won't happen. If some little punk is going around and anonymously bullying your son, tell him to grow a pair and start lifting weights, so when he finds out who's bugging him, he can deal with it properly.
 
2004-01-02 06:46:34 AM  
Kymaera

Actually, weights aren't necessary. Most "bullies" are big and slow. All that's necessary is to leard to defend oneself.
 
2004-01-02 07:08:25 AM  
Dude, I just cybered with your mom. If you don't paypal me money, i'll post the transcripts on the internet or something.
 
2004-01-02 07:33:49 AM  
A cautionary tale...

We had a few incidents of "cyber bullying" in our local HS.

It was just a bunch of kids talking the same trash to each other as they normally do. Really, nothing to get excited about, but this was just after "Columbine" and there was a lot of paranoia floating around then.

The local cops really overreacted and took it upon themselves to go to every house collecting the ICQ logs of the computers (without a warrant!) of all the kids in the school!

The damn pig came around while I was at work and used the excuse on my wife "well, if you've go nothing to hide, you won't mind us looking on your machine" My wife was intimidated enough to let him in. I was furious when I got home. Of course, there was nothing "illegal" on my machine, but that's not the point. I mulled sending a letter of complaint to the chief of police and the local paper but I figured that it wouldn't help me next time I get caught in their goddamn speed traps.

Not only was my privacy being compromised for a stupid kid "witch hunt", ANY "evidence" collected this way would not be admissible in a court of law.

Who is the bully now?
 
2004-01-02 09:39:12 AM  
Not only was my privacy being compromised for a stupid kid "witch hunt", ANY "evidence" collected this way would not be admissible in a court of law.

Check again. Your wife consented to the search; ergo, the police didn't require a warrant. Whether her consent was given voluntarily or was the product of force or intimidation would be an issue to put before the judge - and the "evidence" might be thrown out on that ground.

That said, you're right - this was an overreaction.

Whoops, I see you live in Ontario. I don't know anything about Canadian law, so take what I wrote with a grain of salt.
 
2004-01-02 09:43:15 AM  
When I was in high school we didn't even have the www.

We had to talk shait and bully each other face-to-face.

Stupid 80's babies. No wonder they're so dumb. Thay are "texting" each other beatings.

": totally kicks your butt."
": blocks!"
": blocks the block!"
"bodyslams you! It hurts!"

Saggy pants nerds! Get a belt!
 
2004-01-02 09:52:30 AM  
If this was happening to adults it would be called slander.

Stop calling it bullying and call it what it really is.

Harrassment & Assult
 
2004-01-02 10:18:57 AM  
Not only was my privacy being compromised for a stupid kid "witch hunt", ANY "evidence" collected this way would not be admissible in a court of law.


Check again. Your wife consented to the search; ergo, the police didn't require a warrant. Whether her consent was given voluntarily or was the product of force or intimidation would be an issue to put before the judge - and the "evidence" might be thrown out on that ground.


DOD, ebell is correct, at least for American law, although a slick (and expensive) lawyer could possibly argue that the "fruit from the poisoned tree" is inadmissible, once you let the asshats in, they can pretty much do whatever they want.

My mother has served on a lot of juries, and from what she's seen, she has told me and others that if you're ever pulled over by the police and they want to search your car (whether or not they have reason to), tell them to GO GET A WARRANT. The same goes for your house. If they just want to talk to you, make sure you lay down some ground-rules, such as talking OUTSIDE, or make sure that you firmly let them know that they do not have permission to search the house, only to talk, and if they get aggressive or out of control, see them to the door and assert your rights. Of course, they may go get a warrant after that, but don't let them intimidate you or search ANYTHING you own without a warrant. She said this kind of aggressive behavior, which really pushes the 4th amendment to the limit, is commonplace.
 
2004-01-02 10:33:21 AM  
An internet bully to regular bully.

"Join me and together we will rule the school as father and son! If you only knew the power of the Dark Side"
 
2004-01-02 11:41:46 AM  
I don't care or use IM. It scares heck out of me when something pops up on my screen like.. "Hi! What ya doin?"

1. Its to dang perky. For an instant I think... psycho staulker?

2. It puts me on the spot. Do I respond?

3. If I do respond do I dare tell them what I'm really doin? (Fark, porn, programming, email, whatever)

So I don't do it. That said dealing with bullies doin it should be relatively easy. You figure out who's doin ya and go after em. Spoof emails from them to:

-arab donation sites offering moral support and the promise of money.

-the anti music download site offering to name the bully friends as violators if theres a reward. (Be sure to include the bully's name and phone number)

-the local police having the bully confess being involved, (along with his friends), in a child pornography ring.

You get the idea.

Now don't be doin this if you can't stay anonomous or if you have the tendancy to run your suck a lot.

Now go have nice day.
 
2004-01-02 11:46:19 AM  
" In an informal poll recently, Gibbons said nine out of 10 students said they used IMs, though he knows they aren't all bad. "
I am highly suspect of his observation, I've yet to meet a middle school child who wasn't evil.
 
2004-01-02 01:58:28 PM  
Instant messaging is not allowed on school computers, and software guards the machines from having it installed.

same thing at my school, cept i know how to get around it

lame blocks
 
2004-01-02 03:35:12 PM  
someone at my school got suspended for saying on an online messageboard that on of his teachers was an asshole. A bunch of the students protested it by using the school computers to go to our school system's message board and say "Mrs. ******* is a biatch." or something. That wouldn't have been a problem, except about 700 people did it. The school decided to let the kid come back to school when the kids parents sued them.
 
2004-01-02 06:23:36 PM  
People bullying you over the internet.
This is the kind of food that wild animals tear big chunks out of while it's still alive.

There is so much that you can do back to make the life of the loser miserable.

Besides, I don't see how bullying in the States sill works. The only thing you have to do is tell the kid that you really wouldn't want to be harrassed to the point where the only solution you can think of is coming to school with an AK-47 and 500 rounds. And focus somewhere past their head when you're saying it.
 
2004-01-02 07:22:49 PM  
stfu, i was looking at porn over bbs system when i was 10, only way to have it
 
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