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Cyber Bullying

  1. Recently in the news a sophomore at a Michigan High School made headlines for a ‘prank’ that fellow students played on her. Last Monday she found out that she had been nominated as a class representative for homecoming. The girl posted on facebook that she was “So happy to be nominated :D” only to find out a few hours later through facebook comments that her nomination was a joke, a prank played on her by some of the other kids at the school. They did this because, they thought it would be ‘funny’ to see her get excited about being nominated. These students had the assumption that everyone else in the school would know that it was a joke and that no one would vote for her to win and people would make fun of her. The football player who was nominated with her even dropped out of the race for representative. The girl received mean facebook messages and comments from her school peers all week. How would you handle this situation if you were any of the following people: (choose at least 3)

A. The girl that was nominated as a joke.
B. The Principal of the school.
C. The Mother/Father of the girl nominated.
D. A member of the community that the high school was in. 
E. One of the students that nominated her as a joke.
F. A local business owner.
G. A local police official.
H. The school board superintendent. 
I. Any other individual you think is important. 

 


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Thien Dang
10/03/2012 10:07am

I. if i was the moderator of facebook, i would find the people who made fun of the girl who got "nominated", and email them to stop bullying her or else the would get banned from facebook and/or get a fine.

C. if i was the father of the girl, then i would locate where the bullies live, and tell their parents about the bullying and then leave it up tho the bullies' parents.

B. if i was the principal of the school, i would find out the people who bullied the girl and suspend them for 3 days to let their parents punish them for putting down the girl.

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Thien Dang
10/05/2012 10:08am

*This is the one that counts*
I. If I was the moderator of facebook (if there is ever one), i would first track the kids that bullied the girl. Then i would check their facebooks. I would find their messages, and if any of them are inappropriate, i would send them an e-mail.The e-mail would say that if they wouldn't stop bullying, they will be banned from facebook and/or get a fine (if facebook moderators can do that).

C. If I was the father of the girl, I would ask her about the names and the location of the bullies. If she doesn't know, I would find out for myself. Then I would drive each and every one of their houses. I will tell their parents about what they are doing, and also tell them to handle the situation in the best possible way.

B. If I was the principal of the school, i would call the kids that bullied the girl up to my office. I would have a "nice", long, talk with them about bullying, and send them out, each with a 3-day suspension.

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Morgan Croft
10/03/2012 10:07am

A. if i was the girl nominated i would be very mad and sad. i wouldve told my parents immediantly. not knowing that it was a joke i would be happy but wanting to know why would the other student drop out? when i did find out i wouldnt want to come to school.

C. if i were the parents of the girl i would change schools right after she found it was a joke. she wouldnt be able to use facebook ever again. she wouldnt be able to talk to anyone at the school. i would feel really bad if that happens to my future kids.

I. i would be a friend of hers. i would tell her it was a joke and not let anyone make a fool of her. i wouldnt let her go through that. i would tell her parents right away.

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Olivia Devecchis
10/03/2012 10:08am

If I were A-the girl nominated as a joke, I would inform my principal and my parents about the situation. I would also delete my post off facebook. I might even delete the people sending rude messages and the people who pulled the joke on me. Before i delete the post, though I would take a screen-shot to show the principal. If I were B-the principal, I would notify the kids parents who were joking with the girl, I would fine them $50. I would suspend them from school and possibly expell, depending on their words. If I were E-one of the students who nominated her as a joke, I would confess the truth of what I did to the principal and tell my parents exactly what happened. I would tell the girl how bad I felt about doing it. I would also tell everyone that it is not nice to be rude to her because she didn't know. Even if I thought it was hilarious I would act ashamed.

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Logan Stroud
10/03/2012 10:10am

B. If i was the principal I would give the kids that made the joke a referral.

E. If I was one of the students who did this joke I would appologize to her and even though I wouldnt have wanted to be her friend I would become her friend.

H. If I was the schools superintendent I would kick the kids out who made this joke and send them home.

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Bianca Nesmachnov
10/03/2012 10:11am

1. The girl who got tricked- If I was her I'd tell the principal. I would act like it didn't happen. I'd act with it. I would go along with it and just admit that I fell for it to get it over with.

2. The Person who posted that comment- I'd not make fun of that person. That was not nice because what if that was you. They shouldn't of done that to her.

3. The principal- I would expel the students.

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Miss Bolender
10/03/2012 10:51am

Remember, you will not receive full credit for your post unless you meet the requirements. You have to have at LEAST 10 sentences (which means ten OR more) and they have to be complete sentences. Your posts can not be graded as 'right' or 'wrong', your opinion is your own and as long as you try to answer the question to the best of your ability you will be fine. However, you all know that you need to be using correct grammar or you will lose points.

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Chase Jones
10/03/2012 5:54pm

If I were A., the girl that was nominated as a joke, I would first, delete my Facebook post so people would stop commenting on it. Then, I would tell my parents about what happened and ask them to tell the Principal what I told them. Last, I would tell the people that did the joke on me that what they did was wrong and I would block them on Facebook. If I were B., the Principal of the school, I would call for a meeting with the girl, the girl's parents, the kids that did the joke, and their parents. Then, I would expell the kids that did the joke. Last, I would apologize to the girls parents. If I were F., a local business owner, I would make another homecoming just for the girl. Then, I would invite a lot of people. I would ask the people to vote for the girl. Last, I would give her a offer at my business. If I were anyone around her though, I would pray for her and her family.

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Molly Lippincott
10/03/2012 6:10pm

-If i were the parents of the girl I would definitely expect her to tell me. When/if she does/ would i would call the principal of the school and set up a meeting. I would talk to the principal about the cyber bullying and about the "fake" nomination. I would request if he/she could call up some of the students bullying my daughter and have them explain to me and the principal why they were pulling that prank, and why they chose my daughter to tease.
-If i were the girl getting bullied, i would first try to address the students teasing me. I would attempt to reason with them and to make them stop. I that doesn't work i would tell my parents. Then show them the facebook posts. I would let my parents handle it from there on.
-If i was the school board superintendent, i would have a lecture with all of the cyber bullies. It would come to my attention that they are hurting the girl. Though, i cannot revoke their privileges for facebook i would contact their parents and inform them of the situation.

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Chase Jones
10/05/2012 10:03am

If I were A., the girl that was nominated as a joke, I would first, delete my Facebook post so people would stop commenting on it. Then, I would tell my parents about what happened and ask them to tell the Principal what I told them. Last, I would tell the people that did the joke on me that what they did was wrong and I would block them on Facebook. If I were B., the Principal of the school, I would call for a meeting with the girl, the girl's parents, the kids that did the joke, and their parents. Then, I would expel the kids that did the joke. Last, I would apologize to the girl’s parents. If I were F., a local business owner, I would make another homecoming just for the girl. Then, I would invite a lot of people. I would ask the people to vote for the girl. Last, I would give her an offer at my business. If I were anyone around her though, I would pray for her and her family.

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Mara Moore
10/07/2012 4:11pm

B: If I was the principal of the school I would take the kids that did it and I would first write three notes to the girl 1.explaining why they did this. 2. explaining what they would do if they were in the girls foot steps. 3. A two page apology note. Then I would make them delete there facebook. Finally I would call there parents in and explain to them what all there kids have done.
C: If my child was not being treated right I would contact the school about the students who did this behavior to my daughter then I would take the girl out of that school. I would make her delete her facebook. Then I would probably do whatever it takes to make my daughter happy and relaxed again.
I: If I were the girls best friend I would comfort the girl and really support her. I would also ask the students why they did this.

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Lauren Bragg
10/07/2012 6:00pm

If I was the girl who was nominated, I would be very upset, and maybe even a bit depressed. I think it is a very mean thing to do, tricking someone into getting excited, when really, it was just a joke. I would most likely tell my parents, so that they could deal with the matter. However, if I told on my peers, I may get made fun of even more, and that would be the last thing I would want. I would delete my Facebook account, and stay off the Internet for a while, until the whole thing blew over.

If I was the Principal of the school, I would be very angry with all of the students who participated in pranking the girl. I would speak to every one of those students, and their parents. I may even suspend, or expel them. The girls parents would be angry with those students too, so I would have to speak with them as well. I would probably have a friend of the girl walk with her to all of her classes, to make sure she wasn't bullied at school.

If I was one of the students who pranked the girl, I would feel awful. I would most likely confess to my actions, and take whatever punishment I was given. I would apologize to the girl, and ask my other friends to do so as well. I would try to become the girls friend, as well, and try to make her happy again.

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Makenzie Strange
10/07/2012 6:58pm

* If i were the girl that was nominated as a joke I would feel humiliated. I would also feel very gullible. I don't know what actions I would make because I would feel like there was no one to turn to for help since everyone was making fun of me.
* If I was the principal of the school i would definitely bring harsh punishment on the students responsible for the incident. The punishments, for example, would most likely be community service, suspension or even expulsion. I would do this because none of my students should be treated with such disrespect.
* If I were the parents of the girl I would want to talk to the parents of the people who took part in the joke. I would also like to talk to anyone who works in the school who could give the students punishment. If push came to shove I would maybe think about suing the parents of the students who participated in making the joke. The joke would not have been funny to me. I would've tried to help my daughter with any other problems and help her get through the pain as much as i could.

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Greyson Benning
10/08/2012 5:31am

The Principal of the school
If I was the principal of the school I would go straight to the kids who pulled the prank. First I would suspend them and make them have Amit what they did to the whole school. Then I would make them have anti bullying classes all year.
The parents of the girl
If I were the parents of this I would move my child to a different school and maybe even a different neighborhood sonshe doesn't have to be sorrounded by the same mean people.
A local police official
If I were a local police official I would explain to the students about bullying and how it hurts people feelings and if I were the police officer I would do a scared straight program for the kids

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Brianna Erving
10/08/2012 10:11am

1. If I was the girl that was nominated as a joke I would probaly go to a different school. I would also delete my facebook and/or not go on it anymore.
2. If I was the principal of the school I would suspend or expel the students who pranked the girl. I would also have a certain staff member to make sure that a prank like that won't happen again.
3. If I was the parents of the girl that got pranked I would transfer her to a different school. I would also try to help her get passed the prank.

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charlie fisher
10/08/2012 10:22am

1.) I would handle this problem if I where the mother and father of the girl who was pranked by first geting her counciling to help through her troubled time . Next I would talk to the principle to see if we could get her nominated. Lastly I would talk to the girls parents who pranked my dauter and tell them how much the prank hurt her.

2.) If I were the principle of the school I would handle the situation by calling the girls who pulled the prank to my office and see their end of the story. Then I would make sure the girl was acualy nominated. lastly I would make sure that the girl was ok from the after math of the prank.

3.) I would handle the situation if I were one of the kids that nominated her as a joke by telling people to stop leaving mean meassages on her face book. Then I would go to the girl and apologise for what I did. Then I would tell the principle that I was sorry for all of the rucass and I would pay the consiqunce. Lastly I would try to get the girl renominated for real this time.

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Courtney Maxwell
10/08/2012 10:22am

B. The Principal-
If I was the principal of the school the first thing I would do is go to the girls house and talk with her and her parents and see if shes ok and how she feels. I would get the guidence consoler to talk to the girl and her family and talk about possible punishments for the students who played the prank. I would sepeak with the students who pulled the prank and ask them why they did it and what they felt like they needed to do to make things better.
C. The Mother
If I was the mother of the girl I would talk with her and ask her what she thinks and if she wants to move schools and I would make sure that I talked it out with the consoler.
Other-
If I was a youth leader I would speak with the girl and let her talk to God and I would bring the other students in and talk things out.

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