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'You Should Die:' Special Ed Student Victim of Online Bullying

A Palos Park mother tells police her daughter was targeted through Facebook and YouTube.

The mother of a Palos Park special education student told police someone has been cyber bullying her daughter through her social media accounts.

Palos Patch is withholding the name and other identifying information of the accuser and her family.

“You should die,” reads one of the threats directed at the student’s Facebook and YouTube accounts, according to a Palos Park Police Department report. “Your parents should have you given you (sic) away."

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The student, who attends an area high school, has physical and mental disabilities, police said.

A complaint was made to police by the mother on Oct. 15. She also was contacting school administration. Police said they forwarded information to the school regarding the complaint.

The mother did not know who was behind the anonymous bullying.

Police are investigating the incident as a disorderly conduct complaint.

View: Cyber Bullying: Real Teen Stories (VIDEO)

Online bullying or cyber bullying can happen through the Internet, cell phones, or other communication devices, according to the National Crime Prevention Council.

Tips for identifying and preventing bullying are available on the NCPC website.

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Shari October 26, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Who raises these little monsters to grow up thinking this kind of behavior is acceptable? Our school district spends tens of thousands of dollars on anti-bullying programs every year once you add up all the staff time. This is the result? It just does to show that some people are just mean and no amount of education can change that.
Chronicles of Bob October 26, 2012 at 02:25 PM
After I've reported it, spoken to his/her parents and told the school, if my child was still bullied, i'd have no problem getting on the bus and punching that kid in the face... Then when daddy come over, he's next...
marian October 26, 2012 at 02:51 PM
I think cyberbullying is a battle we must win together. As parents we must act, as it can lead to a big problem. In my case, I use a free software that allows me to see my child's activity on the Internet and detect if you are experiencing cyberbullying. I leave the link http://www.sassreport.com
mom October 26, 2012 at 02:58 PM
I hate Face Book . It is northing but trouble. The school will find out who is doing it. They are very good at investigating. I have 2 daughters and the things these kids write online are shocking and disturbing!! The things you say online can haunt you for the rest of your lives!
SouthSide October 26, 2012 at 03:13 PM
The bully is probably bullied by his or her very own family member(s). Children learn what they live. I am praying for the victim, the family, the school administrators, and even for the bully since he or she is obviously in need of intervention too.
Tim Moore October 26, 2012 at 03:16 PM
In response to both Shari and Chronicles of Bob - peer pressure is far more powerful than anything a parent can do, especially by the time a kid is in high school. I agree that you have to raise your kids right, but I think the more powerful motivator for changing behavior is friends. We need more kids to stand up to other kids and say "This is wrong. Why are you doing that? Stop it now or I'm going to tell."
Chronicles of Bob October 26, 2012 at 03:59 PM
I can agree with that.
cbmmbj October 26, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Why is it that in today's society friends are a bigger influence than parents and family?
John Markasovic October 26, 2012 at 08:24 PM
this is nothing compared to what it will be in 20 years this is just the start of the "You cant beat your kid" age. if i did or said half of the stuff these kids do now when i was little i would have gotten the shaving strap and i think thats what some of these kids need is the fear of the punishment they may get when they get home, maybe then they will think twice before they go and do or say some of these things. just think these kids that do this stuff are going to grow up to think this is normal then go and have kids of their own and as history has shown its gets worse as each generation grows up saying i will never treat my kids the way my parents treated me.
Mom Oftwo October 26, 2012 at 09:30 PM
If it is happening online, a lot of schools don't get involved because it happens "off school hours and off school property" so I doubt the administration will do anything, sad to say.
jackie October 27, 2012 at 01:51 PM
So sad as I have children in this category. It is simply appalling that this goes on. There r criminal statutes on the books. PROSECUTE THEM!
Alba Muñoz Gomez October 27, 2012 at 06:11 PM
We must all fight cyberbullying. Our children are not safe Internet and parents must be able to detect early if our son is suffering. In my family we have chosen a software that lets us know if our child is having some sort of bullying and we are delighted. I leave the link as they may care more http://www.sassreport.com
gutsygirl37 October 28, 2012 at 01:02 AM
To the parents of the girl being bullied: Pleae tell your daughter that for each one of the bad kids out there, there are a hundred good people ready to encourage her, support her and protect her! She's lucky to have you as a mom! We all need to stand up for our children! Kids and adults with special needs have so much to teach us about humility, courage and determination. I applaud you! GOd Bless!
Granny Tenderstone October 28, 2012 at 05:53 AM
Sadly Sheri, i think it often doesn't matter how well some kids are raised. it seems they raise one another! that the peers they are exposed to just seem to break down everything that kids have been taught at home. I see the local boys, about 10-12, outside every day when they get off the bus, all of them attend the same church as my granddaughter. They are out there using every word in the book until their parents arrive. I've only seen minimal rudeness and ugly remarks on fb but then once I tell their parents they block me LOL. We have to keep watch over everybody's kids as well as our own, it takes a village!! <3

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