| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:01 PM
WINTER HAVEN — For more than a year, Rebecca Ann Sedwick's bullies tormented the girl by calling her ugly and urging her to drink bleach and die.
The harassment didn't stop — even after Rebecca's parents moved the 12-year-old Lakeland girl...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:06 PM
The mother of Rebecca Ann Sedwick, the 12-year-old Lakeland girl who killed herself last month after relentless bullying, has hired the prominent Morgan & Morgan law firm in her quest for justice.
Tricia Norman has retained attorney David Henry, the...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Jose Baez, the Florida lawyer who became a household name after defending Casey Anthony, is now representing the 12-year-old girl accused of bullying Rebecca Ann Sedwick for over a year before her suicide.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd last week...
| Jan 23, 2014
Letter to the editor from Mundelein.
I believe that there is a problem when it comes to the harassment of autistic kids in school. There are laws and policies around the country against bullying (usually considered discrimination and...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:41 AM
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...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:50 AM
They said she was ugly. Disgusting, even.
They threatened to punch her in her "acne covered face."
They said she was too fat. She needed to eat more. They mocked her armpit hair, her tattoos, her art.
One even wished that she would die. ...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:30 AM
There is perhaps no more heartbreaking story in the news these days than the suicide of a bullied 12-year-old Florida girl, a death all the more distressing because it was a preventable loss of young life.
The sadness extends beyond the obvious. Two...
| 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...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:53 PM
If you have any interest in the complex and nuanced dynamics of workplace bullying and harassment, you must sit down with the newly released report about what, exactly, happened in and out of the Miami Dolphins locker room that led Jonathan Martin to walk...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:13 AM
The NFL released the independent investigation into the Miami Dolphins workplace harassment claims, which were made by offensive lineman Jonathan Martin on Friday morning.
In the 144-page report, which comes with a warning that the language and behavior...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 4:05 PM
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 ...