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Cyber bullying is on the rise in Helena

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Cyber bullying is on the rise in Helena schools.

Detective with the Internet Crimes Task Force, Brian Fischer, says he receives anywhere from 2 to 3 calls a week from people who are concerned about being bullied online.  He says many kids hack into each-others Facebook accounts, and use social media to taunt their peers.  Helena Public School District Superintendent, Kent Kultgen says if a student feels like they are the victim of cyber bullying, he or she should let a faculty member know about what's going on right away.

Kultgen says, "Now all of the sudden we have this whole mixture rather than just a direct relationship with that child with that student who is being bullied and that's when we can usually get something done is if that person who feels they're being bullied comes directly to an adult."

We will have more on the issue of bullying in Helena coming up tonight at 10.


Story by Kelley Smith, Beartooth NBC.
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