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Welcome back to on the hunt you may remember the story recently all the or drink -- she was a California teen who killed herself.
Just a week off to what she considered -- terribly humiliating.
Humiliating cell phone photograph of was circulated.
According to her -- -- and her family.
Iran high school apparent -- to making Kelly recently his -- about into the.
To find out the three of her friends her so called friends.
And took advantage of your daughter's sexually assaulting -- you say actually photographing their crime I mean.
I don't know how you get your arms -- that.
That's why I think that.
The crime is so much worse because it it wasn't committed by strangers.
There was -- invited people that she trusted.
So it was an ultimate betrayal.
It would be difficult for an adult to deal with something like that let alone a child.
Full assault made followed -- stay in the mind.
All of that California teen by the fact of photographs were taken.
And then of -- -- it is old pot of epidemic really.
Outside the bullying take a look at this map of the United States the percentage of high school students -- say they have been.
Electronically bullied I'm colorblind -- much of a guide to you that but I do know that the darker areas.
Seventeen point two to 21 point 6% in those darkest.
Areas that that's one in five and that's one in five of -- Or actually admitting to it so how much of a danger is this -- all about children and what do we do about it I'm joined now.
By penny Nance who is president and CEO of Concerned Women for America.
Good to see a penny thank you friend me on John all right how own.
How big an issue is this for parents and young children teenagers.
It's absolutely devastating -- you mentioned about you know one in five.
Have been -- -- we know that this statistic is over 80% of kids who witnessed it.
So whether they weren't directly involved -- it either being bullied or bowling someone announced they were I think -- -- bystander Arab what was going -- line.
And probably did gasoline -- to squelch the problem.
That parents have got to be parents and grown and have to be grown ups in the room.
This is -- to protect our kids and it's a new avenue it's needed people that we've got to step up yet.
This is I mean we're we're not going to change the Electronica world we live in we're not going to get cell phones ipads -- -- Out of the hands of teenagers would not gonna get them all things to Graham Twitter oh FaceBook whatever so walk act as a parent it's it's -- very -- to say.
It's up to us to deal with this on -- -- how -- like deal with a -- Well I'm not apparent Kim I have a sixteen year old daughter and a twelve year old son and what I say is number one parents need to be aware of their children's behavior.
Notice are they are they starting to is there eating habits change to the sleeping habits changed -- they seem depressed and then look for those signs that something's going on.
But absolutely more important link.
Being the parents.
You are not -- France.
In our house I have the passports.
I had the password that a condition of having faith but for my daughter was that I had the passport.
Don't -- different parent check under kids' trust there five make sure that they think protected -- know what's going on in there alive.
So make sure they -- you are holding them accountable all our kids.
Our but fully capable of doing things that shame that.
It is our responsibility when they live and there are risks to be irresponsible and it teach them out to be -- properly isn't allowed their neighbor.
Don't just -- -- to the wolves we have got to be parents.
All right okay penny -- President and CEO of Concerned Women for America good to see you as always -- thank you Jonathan for being here.
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