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Mount Pleasant Public Schools Taking to Internet to Prevent Bullying

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Bullying is a hot topic at many schools, and now one district is hoping their new plan will tackle the problem.

Starting this school year, Mount Pleasant Public Schools students, parents, and teachers will be able to report bullying via the Internet.

The online form was created by the district's anti-bullying task force.

They hope that with each click, they are able to curb bullying inside their schools.

The task force says whether your a kindergartner or high school senior, bullying can take place anywhere from the playground to the cafeteria.

They hope that because the form allows students to remain anonymous, they'll be encouraged to report the bullying they may be a victim of.

The task force says they also hope it encourages bystanders to speak up.

That information is then sent to administrators who will handle each situation on a case-by-case basis.

Teachers will also have a separate electronic form to fill out should they witness a bullying situation.

The school district says their goal is to be as preventative and proactive as possible when it comes to bullying.

9 & 10's Meredith Barack and photojournalist Jeff Blakeman learned more about their endeavor and what they hope comes of it.