Bullying through text messages or social media platforms would be a new crime in Colorado under a bill that advanced unanimously out of a House committee Monday.
Some Colorado lawmakers say not enough is being done in the state to protect children and teenagers from bullying online or over cellphones, and they are trying to change that.
Today’s kids spend anywhere from 8-11 hours a day typing, tweeting and texting. That’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics says kids need to go on a “media diet.” CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains some new guidelines.
The arrests this week in a bullying case out of Florida highlights the dangers for children online.
It’s down now, but students at a Fort Collins high school say a Facebook page led to a weekend of bullying for some students. While the page is gone, plenty of questions remain about punishment.
Being the victim of a relentless bully can be a distraction and even a danger to kids. As a parent, it is important to recognize the signs of bullying, know how to talk to your children about bullies and establish an appropriate reaction to a bully situation.