Start Of School Puts Bullying Back In The Spotlight

By Maureen Mespell

August 15, 2012 Updated Aug 15, 2012 at 8:29 PM EST

Fort Wayne, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- Now that school is starting up again, the problem of bullying is back in the spotlight.

Facebook posts are frequently the way kids can be ridiculed and harassed it's called cyber bullying. Schools are required to write and enforce bullying policies.

Attorney Konrad Urberg says parents can even get in trouble, if they allow their child to bully someone else. " We have actually had experience with some cases where we have named the parents, because they've been aware of it, or should have been aware of it, and they have some potential financial ramifications as well, so that's another reason for parents to make sure they stay in good communication with their children, and know what's going on, especially for Facebook and that type of thing."

Urberg says parents could have liability exposure up to about $6,000 in bullying incidents.




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