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Maryland Teams Up With Facebook On Cyberbullying Program

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MARYLAND - The State of Maryland kicks off a new initiative in the battle against cyberbullying.
Thursday, state officials announced a new pilot partnership with Facebook.

Educators will have a direct connection to address issues of online bullying in their school systems.  The project, which is being described as the first of its kind in the country, hopes to streamline reporting of cyberbullying, which may not be resolved through Facebook's normal reporting process.

"The thing with cyber bullying in general, is what is cyber bullying to one person may not be cyber bullying to another.  The idea is the same person each school system will be able to recognize patterns and be able to make those decisions," says Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, who is spearheading the initiative.

The program is expected to roll out in school systems throughout Maryland in the coming weeks.

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