It began several years ago with the rumor mill: parents swapping stories of cyberbullying, fake social media accounts, a friend of a friend whose child had been a target. As a mother and community organizer, Christine Fortune Guthery felt powerless.
“In an area where we want to protect our children, we felt at a loss,” the Natick resident recalled. “We felt like the technology was in the lead, the kids were second, and we were third.”
In 2010, the same year Massachusetts passed a new antibullying law, Guthery founded a local parents group to tackle the problem. But recent incidents of cyberbullying and “sexting” involving Greater Boston students show how stubborn the problem is to eradicate. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.