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Published November 16, 2010, 10:04 PM

WAO Schools Address the Problem of Cyberbullying

Leaders at Warren-Alvarado-Oslo schools are doing everything they can to keep bullying to a minimum. An event Tuesday night answered questions about cyberbullying.

Leaders at Warren-Alvarado-Oslo schools are doing everything they can to keep bullying to a minimum. An event Tuesday night answered questions about cyberbullying.

In addition to the anti-bullying program, Warren-Alvarado-Oslo schools have a different theme each month teaching students about different types of bullying.

Each month the school has a theme to go over in homeroom. This month, the topic is cyber and emotional bullying. The subject is gone over every day in kindergarten through 12th grade and the school has a strict policy.

"No tolerance for it. We do have counselors that speak about it on a regular basis, the staff has been to several workshops so it has been added and they do work with you," parent Dawn Korynta said.

The workshop addressed cyberbullying and what can happen online and in text messages. A speaker from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension also talked with students and parents.

No matter what kind of bullying occurs, leaders say communication is key.

"Not speaking up is the number one problem. That's why I'm telling kids put yourself in their shoes whether it is happening to you or you witness something think about if that was happening to you," said Karina Berzins, with the BCA internet crimes against children division.

Warren-Alvarado-Oslo schools also have an anti-bullying committee that organizes events to raise awareness.

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