| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:07 AM
A day after Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd announced the arrest of two girls in the Rebecca Ann Sedwick suicide he appeared on the national television morning shows warning parents of the dangers of cyberbulling.
He also vowed to prosecute anyone...
| 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...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Bullying... so you think it is only something that happens with our youth. It is time to take the blinders off and realize that it can happen anywhere, including places of employment and your farm.
First we must understand what bullying is. Bullying...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:51 PM
If you want to bully 6-year-old Danny Keefe, you're going to have to first take on the Badgers -- the Williams Intermediate School football team that has vowed to protect the special-needs kindergartner in Bridgewater, Mass.
It's a show of muscle and...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:33 PM
I've written a few columns about bullying, and the topic never fails to elicit an impassioned response.
For the most part, the feedback from parents, educators and others in the community reveals wide agreement that we all have a part to play in...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:40 AM
American Education Week will sweep through our local schools Nov. 18-22. Parent visitations, open houses and many exciting programs have been planned for this special week. Rodgers Forge Elementary School welcomes parents of grade three on Nov. 18, grades...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:02 PM
A group of mostly San Clemente High School students received affirmative honks and the occasional "woo-hoo" late Friday afternoon in Laguna Beach as they protested bullying.
Members of the Cool 2 Be Kind Club stood in a line along Coast Highway at...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Hoover High School junior Christopher Chung learned while scrolling through Facebook that his school was monitoring students' online activities.
Christopher saw an article posted by a friend about the Glendale Unified School District hiring a company to...
| 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...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Looking ahead: For many Jews, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur signify new beginnings — time for reflection, apologies and forgiveness. The tradition of blowing the shofar (loud horn) serves as a wake-up call to examine our deeds, responsibilities,...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:47 PM
SPARKS, Nev. – He was dressed like any other student at Sparks Middle School: standard khaki pants and a Sparks sweatshirt. He was tall for a middle schooler, with dark, spiked hair, and in his hand early Monday was a Ruger 9-millimeter...