| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:17 PM
NEW YORK -- Detectives suspect that a 16-year-old boy made threatening phone calls to two classmates before going on a stabbing rampage at his Pennsylvania high school, according to investigative documents released Monday.
Four students at Franklin...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:50 AM
"Do not tell on bullies" and "don't be a sore loser" were some pieces of advice featured in a flier sent home with elementary school students at Zeman Elementary School in Nebraska.
The flier lists nine "rules" for dealing with bullies.
1. Refuse to...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Hey, gay rights activists: Why are you doing your best to make everyone hate you?
I'm talking about the forced resignation of Mozilla Corp. CEO Brendan Eich. Because six years ago as a private citizen -- I repeat, six years ago as a private citizen --...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 1:10 PM
When children don’t conform to stereotypical gender assumptions, is it ever appropriate to punish them?
This month, 9-year-old Grayson Bruce of North Carolina was told to leave his My Little Pony backpack at home because it was a “trigger...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:47 PM
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 7:02 PM
A mother is suing for monetary damages, written apologies and new school policies, alleging a Newport Beach teacher bullied her daughter in 2011 and her complaints about it were not properly addressed.
According to a lawsuit filed in federal court in...
| 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 ...
| 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...