Newberg parents outraged at Facebook cyberbullying page

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by KGW Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 12:16 PM

NEWBERG, Ore. -- Some Newberg parents are outraged by a new Facebook page that exists solely to victimize students.

School is out for summer, but that hasn’t stopped the moderator of the "Nancy Newberg" Facebook page from harassing and cyberbullying students with extremely vulgar posts.

"Nancy Newberg is mainly a page that gives you a chance to blast" people, the page creator explained in the first post. "You message me telling me who and what you would like it to say. I promise that I will keep your blast on the down low, so give it a shot."

The creator claims to be simply echoing what others are saying in private messages, and that people who don't like the content can just stay away.

But one parent emailed KGW to say that disclaimer is not enough.

"I am so disappointed and heartbroken. Newberg High School is at it again with an awful Facebook page,” the email read.

Back in May someone set up an anonymous Twitter account called May Madness, which was basically a tournament where students voted on the prettiest girls in school.

Parents and the school district were upset about the Twitter page, but it was still active Monday morning.

The Nancy Newberg page is a violation of Facebook policy, specifically the terms of service section stating, “You will not bully, intimidate, or harass any user."

But that page was also still active Monday morning.

KGW works with Rachel's Challenge to stop or limit the effects of cyberbullying.

Click here for tools to help stop bullying

If you or your child has been a victim and would like to talk with us, send an email here.

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KGW Reporter Ashly Korslien contributed to this report.

 

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