Olean Police Chief Terry Schnell said, "I know it's difficult for kids to back away sometimes, but retaliation is not the way to go."
Thursday night parents, school officials and the Olean
Police Department came together to figure out how they can work together, to combat online bullying and keep their children safe.
"As a school district, as the Olean
City Police Department, we cannot, we absolutely cannot be the parents for the children, we need to be partners with the parents," said Schnell
It might not be easy, Schnell
says parents need to keep tabs on their children's conversations on social media sites.
So if they come across comments indicating there might be a conflict, they can notify police.
said, "If we have some information prior to an event perhaps we can resolve it before it happens."