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Cottage Grove Middle School students (from left) Jordan Pinnix, Kadie Moberg and Ali Gaynor said they know bullying while online is wrong, but they don't see it as a major problem. (Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner)

Speaker addresses 'cyberbullying'


Stories like the one of a 15-year-old Massachusetts girl who committed suicide after being bullied have school administrators concerned about online bullying.

To provide information on cyberbullying to parents, Karina Berzins, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension coordinator on Internet Crimes Against Children, spoke at Cottage Grove Middle School April 13.

Kids are meaner online because they are not talking to someone face to face, she said.

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Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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