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Teens turning social sites into weapons

Popular online tools used for harassment

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For some teenagers, social media has become a nightmare. On Instagram, some local girls have had their pictures posted with demeaning descriptions. Four Guilderland High School boys posted a song on YouTube in which they named 20 sophomore girls and described them in obscene ways. Another person created a Facebook page dedicated to “hos” in the Schenectady area and posted more than a dozen pictures of local middle school girls with derogatory descriptions of their ...

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January 12, 2014
8:01 a.m.

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You have to wonder - do these kids have parents? Once again - if the parents were to be held responsible for the acts of their children, perhaps they would start paying attention. Or, how about some shaming for the parents? Start naming the parents of the kids that do this stuff. They don't worry about anyone else's privacy - why worry about theirs???