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Maryland And Facebook Launch Program Against Cyberbullying

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is announcing a new initiative against cyberbullying in a partnership with Facebook.

Facebook outlined the pilot project, which is being described as the first of its kind in the country and gives educators a direct connection to report or address any online bullying they may see or hear about, at the Maryland Association of Boards of Education fall conference.

The project is designed to streamline reporting of cyberbullying that may not be resolved through Facebook's normal reporting process. Each school system will identify a point person for direct communications with the social media giant. If an issue is not resolved within 24 hours, educators will be able to directly contact their school system's designated point person to accelerate the report through the Educator Escalation Channel.

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