| Nov 13, 2011
Victims of sexual harassment often remain in the shadows for one simple reason: fear.
Fear of accusations becoming public, of having their entire lives scrutinized. Fear they may be judged uncharitably by people who don't know them.
Examples of those...
| May 18, 2012
| 11:29 PM
As the NATO summit approached, Chicago police Friday continued to hold several people suspected of making Molotov cocktails but would say nothing about the arrests, adding to a growing mystery over the nature of the investigation.
Police earlier Friday...
| 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...
| 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 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,...
| 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...
| Nov 17, 2011
Suicide by young children is extremely rare, but experts say parents and teachers need to be aware of the warning signs in children suffering from depression or having suicidal thoughts.
Last week, Ashlynn Conner, 10, of Ridge Farm, Ill., was found...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Q: Some bullies at my 8-year-old son’s school called him and his friend, “gay.” My son was upset and I’m not sure how to respond. I want to protect him from being picked on but at the same time I don’t want him to have a bias...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:36 PM
After the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech, colleges and universities around the country improved their emergency notification systems and worked to speed up the reaction time of campus police to a potential shooter on campus....