Facebook bullies suspended:
Some students at a Winnipeg school are having second thoughts about making a Facebook group to bully another student.. Others, not so much.
According to the article the Facebook group contained expletives and homophobic slurs directed at one particular student. It’s not know if the victim was actually gay or not but that doesn’t matter.
Its title included the name of a boy and a very strong vulgarity. The site included two photographs apparently taken with a cell phone camera, of a boy who appeared to be about 13 years old. One photograph was in a school bleacher.
Why are kids even allowed to have cell phone cameras in school anyway. Better question is why do parents buy them. Kids only need a phone that makes calls. Now whether or not they even make phones like that anymore is a different story. I’m still waiting for a rotary cellphone. But I digress…
Suspensions were handed out all around by the school board when the Facebook was discovered. It was kind of easy for them considering most members of the group had their names and schools attached to their Facebooks. Of course kids aren’t regretting they joined this group. They’re regretting they got caught.
“YEP…..i just got suspended for being in this group,” one student wrote, adding that he does not attend the same school as the boy who was the target of the group’s vitriol.
“this is so ridiculous….it’s on the internet, it’s a kid who doesn’t even go to my school, and i joined before school even started geez wtf ratted on us?”
Another student wrote on Facebook: “All Student’s in this group that etend (name of school) Are Either getting suspended or a call home for group influence creation some have already been suspended if you havnt leave this group NOW!”
Even after being suspended, the first student posted again: “teachers shouldn’t have the right to do this….it is way to early in the school year to get suspended over something that isn’t any of their freakin business.”
Despite the postings about suspensions, one student who put his name, photograph and school on Facebook, said, “F— (boy’s name) hes a —-”
See what I mean. It’s a good thing their parents are checking up on them…oh wait.