Burnbook App Can Cause Trouble For Teens
Parents are often oblivious to the various apps their teens use to communicate with their peers, but Burnbook is one app they should know about. While teens are under the impression the app allows them to post anonymously, the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office is clear that they will track down users who use the app to post threats. They’re not the only ones closely monitoring activity on the app. Schools in Texas, Oregon and California have all had issues with Burnbook. But as one social media expert points out, the app is not the problem. Parents have to teach their kids how to behave responsibly on social media. Indeed they do.
Illinois School District Adds Cyberbullying to Bullying Prevention Act
The Illinois Association of School Boards has added cyberbullying to their Bullying Prevention Act, allowing schools the authority to treat cyberbullying as a school-related issue, even if incidents occur outside of school or after school hours. Additionally the inclusion of cyberbullying to the Act means that schools could demand cyberbullies hand over their social media account and password information if there were probable cause. So far that hasn’t been necessary, and the schools continue to educate students on the dangers of social media and the consequences of cyberbullying.
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