100+ students at Paly and Gunn participated in an "I Hate x" Facebook group directed at a fellow student. And despite a new CA on-line harassment law, the schools and PAUSD administration did nothing.
Below is an excerpt from Web Link :
Evidently, a small group of bored Gunn High School boys and girls got together one Friday evening and "just for fun" started a group on Facebook called, "I Hate...". As the week-end wore on, more and more students joined the group, the comments becoming more vile and disgusting - each one feeding off the other in a "feeding frenzy". By Monday morning, over 100 high school students, equally represented between Palo Alto High School and Gunn (2 nationally recognized schools) had joined this "I Hate" group. As far as I know, none of the bullies personally know the targeted child. They just thought it would be "fun" to laugh at and demean this kid online. The comments ranged from insulting, rude comments to actual threats of violence.
Read the full article for more information. Then go look at YOUR child's facbook group list!
- PA Dad