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Local principal concerned about anonymous social networking site

cyberstalkKENMORE – A local principal has a warning to parents about a popular website that she believes is putting lives in danger. “Ask.fm” is a social networking site where users can remain anonymous. There’s no tracking or parental controls and explicit comments are not deleted.

The principal of Kenmore Junior High School sent out a letter, warning parents about suicides linked to problems on that site.

“There have been nine suicides that have been directly related to Ask.fm,” Kimberlee Armstrong said. “We had to investigate a couple of things and even had to suspect students because of it.”

One student says she’s been bullied on the site, and that it can stress out users to the point they don’t want to do school work.

Armstrong says she’s is also seeing a growing pattern of students at her school being bullied online and wants parents to be aware of it.

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5 Comments to “Local principal concerned about anonymous social networking site”

    guest said:
    October 23, 2013 at 7:13 AM

    if students are "bullied" on a website and continue to go there, what does that say about them? sounds stupid to me. they deserve what they get at that point.

    Ted said:
    October 23, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    They ‘deserve’ what they get? If you’re not a part of the solution ………………………..

      guest said:
      October 23, 2013 at 11:06 AM

      why would you keep going to a site that "bullies" you?

    Ted said:
    October 23, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    These are children, you moron. What are you doing, just trolling?

    Slam1263 said:
    October 23, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    I don't know Ted.

    I was a kid, I raised my own kids, and if they were harassed the second time, I would have said it was their own fault for going back.

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