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Fake Facebook Page Sparks Cyberbullying Concerns

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Cyberbulling has increased over the years due to more internet access. Cyberbulling has increased over the years due to more internet access.
KENNEWICK, WA- Cyberbullying is a problem amongst children especially with internet being accessible everywhere.

A Kennewick girl saw a Facebook page with her name on it that she did not make.  On the page was a picture of her topless that she had on her phone and she believed someone from her school got the picture and posted it.

Police said when something like this or other forms of cyberbullying happen, parents should immediately stop all internet communication and notify school officials or law enforcement.

“Parents need to be involved in their children's lives so that they know and really assist them so they can prevent a lot of these things from happening before law enforcement has to get involved and even prevent their children from getting hurt whether it's cyber bullying or visiting sites that are harmful to them,” said Officer Tim Harris, Kennewick Police Department.

Police have seen an increase in cyberbullying over the years, and they want people to take it seriously because bullying is bullying.

Majority of cyberbullying happens with people that know each other.

Children should be aware of who they are talking to, know what websites they are getting on, and stop internet use when bullying is happening.
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