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Bullying

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  • Senate advances cyber-bullying bill inspired by Polk suicide

    Senate advances cyber-bullying bill inspired by Polk suicide
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s anti-bullying law could be extended beyond the boundaries of schools to online forums under a proposal sparked by a Polk County cyber-bullying case that drew a national media spotlight. Florida already requires public...
  • Even popular kids are bullied in high school, researchers find

    Even popular kids are bullied in high school, researchers find
    Only the prom king and queen are safe. Researchers say that the more popular teens are – except for those at the very apex of the fragile high school hierarchy – the more likely they are to be bullied, perhaps a surprise to people who...
  • Teens taunted by bullies are more likely to consider, attempt suicide

    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...
  • Carson's proposed anti-bullying ordinance goes too far

    Carson's proposed anti-bullying ordinance goes too far
    Bullying, amplified by social media, can be a serious problem. But bringing criminal charges against children and teenagers who are mean to their peers isn't the answer, especially when they're literally too young to have learned that one plus one...
  • Hearing set for Ferraro case

    Hearing set for Ferraro case
    Attorneys for Glendale Unified are seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed by parents of a boy who committed suicide on school grounds, stating in court papers that claims that bullying was a major factor in his death are meritless. Fifteen-year-old Drew...
  • Woman allegedly chokes daughter's bully in front of classmates

    A woman was arrested on suspicion of choking an 11-year-old boy in front of his classmates for allegedly bullying her daughter. Delia Garcia-Bratcher, 30, was arrested on suspicion of assaulting the boy Friday at Olivet Elementary School in Santa Rosa,...
  • No sign of bullying by boy allegedly attacked by mom, officials say

    No sign of bullying by boy allegedly attacked by mom, officials say
    Sonoma County sheriff's officials said Monday that they are unable to find any evidence that an 11-year-old boy terrorized the daughter of a woman accused of grabbing him by the throat last week for alleged bullying. Sheriff's officials said in a...
  • A spotlight on the slighted

    A spotlight on the slighted
    The threats came quickly. Alix Lambert had only just released a trailer about "Mentor" when she began getting unwanted attention by way of tweets, emails and YouTube messages. The director, nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for the HBO...
  • Carson mayor and City Council move to outlaw bullying

    Carson mayor and City Council move to outlaw bullying
    Alarmed by reports of teen suicides, elected leaders in Carson are moving to outlaw bullying. Under an ordinance that will go before the City Council next week, it would become a misdemeanor in the small Harbor-area city to cause anyone from...
  • A Central Valley high school goes Bollywood

    A Central Valley high school goes Bollywood
    Luckily, Shandeep Dhillon's cousin had recently gotten married. That meant he alone could outfit much of Fowler High School for its first Bollywood night. His uncle's regal, embroidered sherwani coat went to the Central Valley school's principal, Hank...
  • Yik Yak anonymous message board app causes uproar at schools

    Yik Yak anonymous message board app causes uproar at schools
    A smart phone app that allows users to post messages anonymously is coming under fire for fostering cyberbullying, leading to at least two juvenile arrests, school phone-use bans and several campus lockdowns. Scrutiny of the 4-month-old Yik Yak app ...