| Mar 10, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Victims of bullying were more than twice as likely as other kids to contemplate suicide and about 2.5 times as likely to try to kill themselves, according to a new study that quantifies the emotional effects of being teased, harassed, beaten up or...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:31 PM
An 18-year-old Orange County man faces assault and battery charges after allegedly kicking a boy in the head and knocking him unconscious in a melee captured on video.
The incident took place at a grade school in the upscale city of Ladera Ranch in...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 5:13 AM
No bullies on board!
Five girls and two boys, between the ages of 12 through 15, beat a 13-year-old girl so badly she was left unconscious and had to be taken to a hospital Friday morning while on a school bus in Ocala, according to Sheriff&...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 12:05 PM
Whether it’s a child getting teased on the playground, or a teenager being the subject of a mean note passed around the classroom, bullying is a problem that parents and teachers have been dealing with for years. But with the growing use of...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 7:14 AM
U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, said Friday he’s supporting the National Day of Silence, a day of action organized to bring attention to the bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students.
On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-...
| 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...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 1:59 PM
The children's novel "The Adventures of M.T. Pitt" is helping Howard County promote healthy lifestyles for youths. The book shines a light on an imaginative young boy whose expanding girth makes him a target for the school bully.
The Howard County Health...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 5:54 PM
In a deposition taken in a sexual harassment lawsuit against the city police, a woman claims that about 15 years ago a police officer — now a top commander — frequently had sex with her while he was on duty.
In the deposition, Michelle...