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Web site could lead to more online bullying


DONNELLSON, Ia. (WGEM) -- There's yet another avenue for your child to be bullied online and this time, there's no way to know who's on the other end of the keyboard.  It's called Ask.FM.  A web site that allows users to ask questions anonymously.

Users have been known to post vicious messages.   This is what reportedly has led to cases of teen suicide across the nation.  Earlier today, Andy Devine spoke with school officials who say they're proactive in making sure sites like this stay out of schools

All you have to do is walk the halls during lunch time at Central Lee High School in Donnellson to see how connected kids are throughout the day.  But you won't see them on social media sites during school hours.

After the recent online bullying cases, Ask.fm has unveiled changes to make its site safer.
It said it would view all reports within 24 hours, make the report button more visible, and include bullying and harassment as a category for a report.

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