| Aug 23, 2012
| 7:55 AM
GREECE, NY -- The upstate New York school bus monitor who received hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations after a video of her being harassed by students went viral has decided to use some of the proceeds to start her own anti-bullying foundation....
| Apr 1, 2012
Mental health counselor Nicole Taulbee has seen it before.
Anxiety, depression, withdrawal, negative self-esteem issues and a decline in schoolwork.
They’re all signs of being bullied, said Taulbee, who has been a counselor in South Bend for 14...
| Apr 1, 2012
There was a time when bullying stopped when the school day ended.
That all changed seemingly overnight, though, with the rise in use of cell phones and social media such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.
Reports of such bullying — coined...
| Mar 30, 2012
If you feel like you've already read quite a bit about the documentary "Bully," you have. But that still won't prepare you for the experience of seeing it.
"Bully" has been in the news a lot lately because it received a restrictive R rating (for a...
| May 18, 2012
Bullying affects all kids, be they victim or perpetrator, and all demographics, says Michele Borba, author and educational psychologist. Borba is the on-screen consultant to the new documentary, "Bullied To Silence" (bulliedtosilence.com). Indeed,...
| Feb 21, 2012
Parents shouldn't be too quick to dismiss teachers who tell them their teen or tween is tormenting his peers. Indeed, failing to acknowledge that your kid might be a bully can worsen the situation, said Michele Borba, educational psychologist and author...
| May 8, 2012
A 9-year-old Highland Park boy is going after bullies, one cotton T-shirt at a time.
Brett Blesius, a 3rd-grade student at Lincoln Elementary School, says he was inspired to design the shirts by anti-bullying signs he saw in a drugstore and a show he saw...
| Jan 3, 2012
For children who aren't careful with them, many digital devices, from cellphones to video games, can lead to life-changing legal woes. Bullying, sexting, hacking, illegal downloading and cheating are just some of the ways the misuse of technology has...
| Nov 29, 2011
Your daughter and her friends spend a lot of time gossiping about their classmates. Should you cut in?
(from our panel of staff contributors)
Unless there's a whiff of vitriol or "mean girl" attitude, I would let it go. Harmless gossip is...
| Sep 18, 2011
As a species, it seems we're doomed to interact with jerks.
It happens in high school, and we think, "Once I get to college, things will be different."
Then it happens in college, and we think, "Once I get a job, people there will be more mature."...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:24 PM
I love supporting local businesses and artists and that goes the same for children's book authors. I am often amazed at how many really good children's authors are from the Lehigh Valley and I think a parent could put together respectable library for...