Schooltipline: Social networking site combats bullying

By Ryan Carter
The Record Herald
Bullying can take many forms- physical abuse, name calling, tormenting, etc.

And now, it has even expanded to the Internet as bullies use social networking sites and email to make threats. Even cell phone calls and texting can become vicious. Sometimes, the effects can be devastating as suicide among those who are bullied has become more and more commonplace across the country.

But there are methods to prevent bullying. Research has shown that the best way to improve the safety climate of a school is to create an open culture of communication, said Kyle Aldous, an administrator for, a national website created to break up harassment and settle disagreements and threats in a peaceful manner at schools around the nation.

“I work with schools across the nation helping them establish a program in their school that not only decreases bullying, but also other incidents such as vandalism, harassment, drugs and theft,” said Aldous. Full story.

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