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Video of Senior Citizen Being Relentlessly Bullied Goes Viral

I’ve spent a lot of time on my blog discussing the epidemic that is cyberbullying and the exponential rise in childhood cruelty, but I have seldom explored how bullying is affecting adults as well – mostly because we don’t come...

Media Mogul Funds Anonymous Texting Program to Report Bullies

Whether it is bringing a teacher’s attention to a cheater, ratting out your best friend to her parents when you find out she is developing an eating disorder or tattling on a classmate to the principal when the kid threatens...

14-Year-Old Student Sues Cyber Bullies for Libel

It’s a lawsuit that no middle school student should ever have to file – a charge that her classmates’ excessive cyberbullying and jesting libeled her on Facebook. But for 14-year-old Alex Boston, that is exactly what the Georgia student had...

Boy Dead after School Shooting: Did Bullying Play a Role?

In the midst of everyone shuffling back to work today – and for many kids who were on February vacation last week, back to school – sadness filled the air in Cleveland, Ohio, as word feverishly spread via panicked phone...

The Fight Against Cyberbullying: A Step in the Right Direction

When a student at Oswego High School in Illinois posted an online message about his teacher outside of school hours and from a private computer that stated, “I’m so angry I could kill,” school officials knew they had a...

Cyberbullying: When will it Get Better?

I was reminiscing with one of my coworkers yesterday about how tough the middle school years are and we both expressed a similar sentiment, “We would never want to experience middle school again.” From the cliqueiness to the rudeness to...

States Charge Forward with Anti-Bullying Laws

We don’t think twice when asked to name illicit activities: driving while under the influence of alcohol, first-degree murder, kidnapping, shoplifting… But what about bullying? And what about Cyberbullying? We may think of these instances as heinous crimes but, fortunately,...

The Rise of Cyberbullying Puts Greater Emphasis on Anti-Bullying Assemblies

When I was a reporter in Connecticut covering the education beat, one of the most touching moments during my two years of scouring the news in suburbia was when I attended an anti-bullying assembly at New Canaan High School called...

Tyler Clementi Case: New Evidence Uncovered

New evidence has turned up this week in the case involving Tyler Clementi, the college freshman who jumped to his death after being cyber bullied. For those who need reminding about this tragic instance of cyber bullying, Clementi was an...

The New Playground for Bullying

Here’s what bullying was like for students who were in middle school from 1997 to 2001: If you were a girl, pre-adolescent girls stopped talking to you if you were still wearing Gap when you should have clearly switched to...

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