The New York Times has an interesting article on how schools are responding to incidents of "cyber-bullying" (what a 90s term) that happen among their students, whether or not it occurs on school grounds. It's obviously a difficult issue for educators, parents and youth workers to deal with, since it involves actions that can occur anywhere and anytime that a young person is online or on their cell phone.
I found the article lacking in examining how youth themselves are positively responding to these new forms bullying among themselves. Kids are endlessly creative, and as much as they come up with new ways to torture each other, they can also come up with new ways to support and defend each other as well.
And where are the adults in the lives of these youth who are helping suggest more positive responses to these conflicts, beyond punitive measures against the alleged offender?