AUSTIN, Texas — Stephanie Stoebe's fourth graders will be using laptops in class this year.

It makes for a cool learning experience, but there's also concerns that come with technology.

"With all the technological advances though, we've had to increase our awareness of cyberbullying,” said Stoebe.

More and more kids now have access to smart phones, computers and social media sites, creating many avenues where kids can be bullied online.

The whole issue has blown up really much bigger now because a lot more people are involved in it through the social media angle," said Gary Godsey, Association of Texas Professional Educators executive director.  

And it's impact in the classroom has become hard to ignore.

"I've seen students who, they're wondering why me, why did this person target me?," said Stoebe.

Elected officials are currently working to get anti-cyberbullying legislation passed during next year's session.

David's Law, named for a San Antonio teen who committed suicide earlier this year, would make cyberbullying a criminal act.

Until then, educators urge parents to get involved.

"Get the passwords to your kids snapchat or Facebook account, or even their email, and just monitor it. Pop in there, see how they're responding, see how they're reacting with other people,” advises Stoebe.

Stoebe says the laptops they'll use in class will address more than what's on the syllabus.

"With the use of devices in the classrooms, we're able to teach students how to be good digital citizens, as well as just social citizens in society."

A society that could benefit from better treatment online.