[caption id="attachment_125608" align="alignleft" width="150"] If the school official needs more information, he or she can text back to the student.[/caption]

Students are getting a new weapon to fight back against bullies: their cell phones.

A leading ed-tech company on May 29 announced it would give schools a free and confidential way for students to tell school officials via text that they are being bullied or are witnessing bullying. Blackboard's TipTxt program could change the school climate—or reveal just how pervasive student-on-student harassment has become.

"Kids have cell phones. They have mobile devices," said...

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