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. Photo Credit: Paul Tong

advertisement | advertise on newsday

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.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

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

Sign up for the Opinion newsletter and get the latest analysis delivered to your inbox.

You also may be interested in: