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Twitter fosters a destructive cyberbullying playground

Junior Samantha Calloni was surprised to find a picture of her circulating on the Twitter feed @CaliStories
September 11, 2014
Students from various local schools, including Bear Creek, have found themselves victims to cyberbullying and Internet shaming through popular Twitter accounts such as @CaliStories, @ValleyStories1 and @ValleyStories2. The primary mission of these Twitter accounts is to elicit laughter and ridicule through the submission of embarrassing pictures and stories from high schools based in California.

Cell phone ruling could impact student searches

If they deem it necessary, administrators can now search students' cell phones for suspicious activities.
School officials determine searches on a case-by-case basis
September 11, 2014
The Riley ruling make clear it is more intrusive to search a cell phone than another physical space such as a backpack or purse because a cell phone contains limitless amounts of personal information, beyond what a person could physically carry.

What is on your app list?

May 22, 2014

Want to know what’s trending this year for all the hottest apps? Here’s a list of the top rated apps that students at Bear Creek enjoy. Topping the list is Instagram. Instagram is an online photo-sharing,...

Smartphones: essential part of everyday life

March 14, 2014

Today’s youth can do almost anything on a smartphone, from surfing the Internet to downloading the latest apps. For some students, cell phones have become a source of self-esteem. About 78 percent...

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