| Oct 6, 2014
When Drew Romanovitz, chairman of the Sheriff's Foundation of Broward County, was asked about how big a problem bullying was in the Broward County Public School System, he had a two-word reply: "big time."
To combat a seemingly ongoing issue, there is an...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 7:40 AM
While educators teach math, reading and social studies during the school year, anti-bullying policies and lessons have also catapulted to the top of curricula in every school in Florida.
In 2008, Florida passed the "Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up for All...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 6:07 PM
A lawsuit filed by a former St. Charles East High School student who alleged District 303 officials did nothing to stop fellow drill team members from repeatedly bullying her was dismissed by a judge last week.
On Thursday, Kane County Circuit Court...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 1:50 PM
An anti-bullying program developed for elementary school-aged children is being retooled for a whole new audience: seniors in retirement and assisted living facilities.
Alyse November — the licensed clinical social worker behind the original...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:31 PM
St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 recently filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former student who alleges the district did nothing to stop fellow drill team members from repeatedly bullying her.
The suit, filed with the Kane...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 8:00 AM
In a nation that has drawn international notoriety for drug cartel carnage, public officials are now focusing on another form of violence that plagues Mexican society: school bullying.
In recent weeks, President Enrique Peña Nieto railed against...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 10:56 AM
A judge is set to consider next week whether to dismiss a case brought against the Glendale Unified School District by the family of a Crescenta Valley High School student who killed himself on campus in 2012.
While attorneys for the family of Drew...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
DiJohn Thomas grew up bouncing between foster placements in Baltimore, never knowing how his peers, the next foster parents or staff at his next group home would respond to his being gay.
Sometimes the adults responded negatively, he said, and his peers...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:34 AM
His eccentricity, boundary-pushing bravado and brilliant knack for flamboyance could have all made it so on their own, but it was perhaps Robin Williams' way of taking up queer characters with just the right balance of warmth and pitch-perfect irreverence...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:16 PM
WEST HARTFORD — A former student at Sedgwick Middle School has filed a lawsuit against the town and three teachers charging that he was bullied and sexually assaulted by classmates.
The suit cites two incidents that occurred on consecutive days in...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 6:56 PM
Three years after a third-party review of St. Charles East High School's athletic program found that bullying and hazing were common problems on the school's drill team, similar concerns about the team were raised by at least one parent in April, emails...