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    Filed at 5:05 am under by dcobranchi

    The NYT has a piece that should pique the interest of any parent with teens. The internet has moved bullying from the schoolyard to the living room.

    For many teenagers, online harassment has become a part of everyday life. But schools, which tend to focus on problems that arise on their property, and parents, who tend to assume that their children know better than they do when it comes to computers, have long overlooked it. Only recently has it become pervasive enough that even the adults have started paying attention.

    Worth a read and then worth letting your (older) kids read it, too. Could be a conversation starter. (Hat tip: Diane)

    NOTE: Please read it all the way through before passing it along to your kids. The article digresses a bit into the file-sharing of sexually explicit videos.

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