Haddonfield High School introduces STOPit app to help stop cyberbullying
Almost 15 percent of students in grades nine to 12 have experienced cyberbullying, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. Those kids who have experienced cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to consider suicide, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying and emergency related issues in regard to substance abuse and suicide are critical concerns for all educators because of these statistics. According to Haddonfield Schools Superintendent Richard Perry, there are several new laws involving HIB issues along with legislation and mandates for training of school staff to deal with other student crisis issues as well.