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Cyberbullying: Front Page News for the Sioux City Journal

April 22, 2012 at 1:19 PM

 The Sioux City Journal Front Page News Anti-BullyingAs reported by Yahoo! News, the The Sioux City Journal's Sunday, April 22, 2012, edition, features a full-page piece with a very clear anti-cyberbullying statement. This follows in the wake of a gay teen committed suicide after being bullied. The Sioux City Journal's calls out the community to stand up and stop bullying. Getting much attention in the past few weeks, the move "Bully" documents the story of 14-year-old Kenneth Weishuhn Jr. who committed suicide after  intense harassment, including threatening cellphone calls and nasty comments posted online, after coming out to family and friends about a month ago.

He died April 15 from what the local sheriff's office described only as a "self-inflicted injury." Kenneth was a Sioux City middle school student and we can only hope that such a thing will never happen again. With more attention and statements like the one the The Sioux City Journal made on Sunday, hopefully it wont.

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Tim Woda

Written by Tim Woda

Tim Woda is an Internet safety expert, and a passionate advocate for empowering families and protecting children from today’s scariest digital dangers. Woda was on the founding team of buySAFE, an Internet trust and safety company, and he started working on child safety issues after his son was targeted by a child predator online. While his son was unharmed, the incident led Woda to kick-start uKnow.com. You can follow Tim on Twitter or on his blog.

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