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Cyberbullying has been Major Problem at Ridgewood Schools for almost a Decade

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Ridgewood NJ, Cyberbullying has been major problem at Ridgewood Schools for almost a Decade . In 2009 News 4 New York reported that a 16 year old student who was outed by a teacher for being gay,  was then bullied ,became so depressed he had to finish his freshman year at home .

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Family of 12-year-old who killed herself to sue school district

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By Paul Milo

NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP — The family of Mallory Grossman, a 12-year-old who committed suicide in June, is suing the township’s public schools for failing to prevent the cyberbullying her parents are convinced led to her death, the family’s attorney said.

Mallory Grossman (via GoFundMe) https://www.gofundme.com/memorial-for-mallorey

In a statement, the law firm Nagel Rice of Roseland said the district was guilty of “gross negligence” for doing nothing to halt the text messages and Snapchat posts from fellow students at Copeland Middle School despite repeated requests from her parents asking school officials to intervene.

“This tragedy could have been prevented and this lawsuit should be a wake-up call to every school in every hamlet in our great country that cyberbullying is going on every day and that the schools must immediately take steps to stop this and protect every student in the school,” said attorney Bruce Nagel, who is representing the Grossmans.

http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2017/07/family_of_12-year-old_who_killed_herself_to_sue_sc.html

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5 things about cyberbullying laws in N.J. that might surprise you

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Editors Note : the cry of “cyberbullying ” can not be used to suppress speech you disagree with . In fact according to the very definition ,claiming cyberbulling  with the intent to stifle speech on a forum could infact  be considered “cyberbullying”.

By Justin Zaremba | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on January 08, 2017 at 8:00 AM, updated January 08, 2017 at 8:53 AM

Two recent cyber harassment cases in the Garden State have had many readers wondering what falls under the umbrella of cyberbullying.

In Sussex County, three middle school students were recently charged with cyber harassment after they allegedly posted a picture of Andover schools “along with alarming comments toward students.”

http://www.nj.com/sussex-county/index.ssf/2017/01/5_things_about_cyberbullying_laws_in_nj_that_might.html

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Ridgewood’s Tyler Clementi Foundation (TCF) Helps Teens Fight Cyberbullying Through Film

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May 17, 2016
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Ridgewood NJ, Since the Tyler Clementi Foundation began a partnership with AT&T a few months ago, they have been able to expand our reach and work to end bullying. TCF collaborated on an extensive poll of New York-area teens and parents to uncover attitudes and behaviors related to cyberbullying. The results were substantial. Nearly half of all teens say they have been bullied online. 8 in 10 know someone who has been the victim of cyberbullying.Read the full results of our poll here!

On May 14th TCF joined AT&T and the All American High School Film Festival in kicking off an exciting opportunity for 100 New York-area student filmmakers, as they compete at the national Teen Film Festival. The teens created films focused on the personal effects of cyberbullying. We are honored to be a partner for this incredible event. The films produced and the relationships built during this weekend will create more compassion and respect at high schools across the New York area.

The videos are a powerful and emotional lens into the experience of being cyber-bullied, by teens and for teens. Check out one of the submissions below:

Gold Coast Film Festival Submission: Stop Bullying PSA : https://youtu.be/rnxn1BRgLlM