Karie Gaskill, Counselor
The Internet has drastically changed the way that kids interact with the world. They have access to in-depth knowledge, tools to express their creativity, and people from all over the world. Yet along with offering a fascinating, new way to connect with the world, the Internet also offers new risks.
Learning to recognize the warning signs of these risks will allow trusted adults to intervene and lessen potential negative impacts. By acting as a resource, parents and guardians can help make the Internet a safer place for their families. As a parent or guardian, you should stay well-informed about current issues to understand what your children are experiencing on and off the Internet. If they are social networking, instant messaging, using webcams, or blogging, help them use these tools safely by learning how to use them yourself. Kids whose parents and guardians regularly talk to them about personal safety are more likely to exhibit responsible behavior on their own.
For information on what Cyberbullying is and tips on how to prevent it, click on the icon “CyberSafety Guidelines” for additional links to learn more about it.
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To report bullying, go to
And click on “report” and then search for Hugoton Middle School. Your report will be sent directly to Ms. Gaskill.
Students are also encouraged to stop by Ms. Gaskill's office anytime to report bullying or discuss any other problems that might be troubling them.
How to Respond to CyberBullies