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A New Program Scours Twitter for School Bullying

by Shruti Modi

In A New Program Scours Twitter for School Bullying for GOOD, Liz Dwyer describes a new program developed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Madison that looks through twitter for evidence of bullying.

One of the challenges with nipping school bullying in the bud is that students are often reluctant to let teachers and parents know what’s going on. Kids think being labeled as a snitch will make their situations worse — if adults don’t take bullying seriously, sometimes those fears are well founded. [more]