I’m glad that bullying is getting national attention.  It seems weird that it has to piggyback on our fears of new technology to do so, though – like the lesson is “new technology is dangerous and we need to protect our children from it” rather than “kids can be mean as fuck and maybe we should pay more attention to that.”

We tend to use technology for the same old human kinds of things.  Staying in touch with each other; hurting each other; scamming each other; etc.  Technology facilitates some ways of doing these things, but the real problem is not kids using technology, it’s abuse and lack of social support for victims.