Using Social Tools to Combat Bullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, although the topic is never far from our thoughts throughout the year.

While social media are offering children more tools for bullying each other, they are also providing more tools to stop the abuse.

Facebook, the hub of most social activity, recently came out with tools directly targeting the problem. The site encourages users to report bullying and allows them to track the reports they submit.

Many schools use services that allow students to send the school text messages with reports of bullying. Some schools are even moving to mobile apps like iCare, which not only makes anonymous reporting simple, it lets schools track their bullying reports and it aligns with whichever bullying prevention programs the schools use.

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