Letter: Adults must counter bullies

Cyberbullying legislation is a long time coming, but

Cyberbullying legislation is a long time coming, but now it's up to the schools to follow through and protect the students. If only it were easier to protect them from each other. (Credit: Paul Tong)

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I read Amelia Camurati's op-ed on cyberbullying with much sadness, but some hope, too ["NY gets serious about cyberbullying," Opinion, June 22].

In school in the '70s, I was a cheerleader who got good grades and had a circle of very nice friends. Although I was never bullied, I didn't feel confident enough to stand up for those who were. It is something I regret to this day, but I was afraid that in speaking up I could be next.

I've been happy to see my daughter display more courage than I, when she found herself in a similar position years later.

We need to get serious about this issue, and I agree with Camurati: It starts with teacher education and adult reporting accountability.

Michele McCoy, Hauppauge

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