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Opinion: school stabbing in Pennsylvania captures attention

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It's no secret that high school is a difficult time for most people. Despite the difficulties many teenagers face, fortunately, most do not become violent.

Unfortunately, over the years episodes of violence in school have gained national attention, especially school shootings like the tragedy at Columbine High School in 1999. Most recently, a stabbing that took place at a school near Pittsburgh gained recent attention.

The suspect in the stabbing, a teenage boy, is currently faces charges of attempted murder, and assault. Fortunately, no one was killed in the attack. The boy allegedly attacked classmates who had bullied him on the internet.

This is not uncommon. At some point, most high school students will be bullied in some way. It used to be that bullying would just take place at school, but the internet has now made it possible for bullies to follow students home. "Cyberbullying" is now often linked to violence in schools now.

As parents and guardians, you can help prevent such instances. Many times, parents do not pay attention to what their child is doing online, and so are unaware of any negative activities. If your child is a victim of cyberbullying, it is important to step in and try to alleviate s possibly devastating situation from ever happening. If a situation cannot be resolved on its own, contact the school and report the situation. No one will ever care about your child like you do, and it is important to make sure they (as well as other students) are as safe as possible.

Perhaps if more steps are taken by parents to prevent cyberbullying, there would be fewer reported violent episodes in schools.

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