Category Archives: Cyber Bullying

Our Raleigh personal injury law firm takes incidents such as cyber bullying very seriously. We are dedicated to helping victims and their families.

Social Media Allowing Teachers More Opportunities to Sexually Abuse Students?

In December, a Cherryville High School teacher was arrested following allegations that she had sex with a student. The police charged the 41-year-old English teacher with sexual activity with a student. As of this writing, she was still awaiting trial, but in February, she was fired. Reportedly, the relationship between her and a 17-year-old student began when they started talking on Snapchat, a popular social media app. As social media has gained popularity, it seems to be increasingly becoming a gateway for teachers to sexually abuse students. Even if a teacher is criminally convicted of sexually abusing a student, the family should speak to personal injury attorney about pursuing a civil lawsuit. Unlike a criminal conviction, a civil lawsuit verdict or settlement will allow victims of abuse to hold those responsible for their sexual assault accountable financially, including recovering help for expenses like physical and psychological therapy and mental anguish….
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How to Protect Your Child from Cyber Bullying

Now that summer is over and your kids are getting heading back to school, it is important you educate yourself on a new type of bullying many students face: cyber bullying. You may also want to learn the actions you can take to prevent your child from falling victim to cyber bullies. Most teenagers these days use social media to keep up with friends, play games, share photos, meet new people and socialize. The scary part is that in one recent year, one million children were allegedly harassed, threatened or cyber-bullied on one single social networking site. In addition, 43 percent of teens ages 13 to 17 reported experiencing cyber bullying within the past 12 months. Fortunately, despite the majority of teens having witnessed, contributed to or experienced cyber bullying at some point, most teens report coming to the defense of victims. What Is Cyber Bullying? Cell phones, desktop computers,…
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