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    Jan082012

    Cyber bullying spiralling out of control in schools

    Online spats between school children are spiralling out of control, leading to hate messages, violence and even death threats.

    Experts say 10 per cent of all children now claim to have been cyber-bullied, The Daily telegraph reported. The enraged father of one teenage schoolgirl became so incensed by comments he believed a boy had made about his daughter on a social networking site that he accosted him in the street and threatened to "slit his throat".

    The man approached the Year 8 boy as he walked to a bus stop on the state's mid-north coast and pushed and threatened him before boarding the bus, where he issued further death threats to the boy and other students.

    In another disturbing case, a mum went to a school in western NSW and urged her Year 10 daughter to assault another girl after an exchange on a social networking site. Both girls were suspended, police were called and the mum was banned from entering the school under the Inclosed Lands Act.

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