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Published May 23, 2011, 03:16 PM

Moorhead school board adopts new bullying policy

Moorhead, Minn. (WDAY TV) - The Moorhead School Board is adapting to a changing world, specifically the new ways students are being bullied.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

The school board is adopting its new bullying policy. A new Minnesota study shows more students are being bullied, and the school had a bullying incident with the hockey team this year.

But the superintendent says not any one incident prompted the update, rather its protocol to do this every 4 years. The biggest change this time is dealing with technology. Texting, Facebook, and internet blogs can be an easy place for bullying to strike.

LYNNE KOVASH - Moorhead Superintendent: “That's the important thing is that parents also have to be a part of this in ways that they can help monitor usage of some of this electronic media has become very important.”

The board reviewed the policy tonight; it will likely be adopted at the next meeting.