| 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...
| Oct 30, 2013
The letter is in response to a story about the innocent Florida 12-year-old girl who was harassed and bullied continuously by two other girls until she allegedly jumped off of a cement tower and killed herself. This young pre-teen was not just some little...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 8:28 PM
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 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 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 22, 2013
| 10:05 PM
SPARKS, Nev. — He was dressed like any other student at Sparks Middle School: standard khaki pants and a Sparks sweat shirt. He was tall for a middle schooler, with dark, spiked hair, and he held a Ruger 9-millimeter semiautomatic handgun in his...
| 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 3, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Facebook and Maryland's school systems will pilot an initiative next year that should help make it easier to have offensive or hurtful language on the social media site taken down.
The effort to combat cyber bullying was started by Maryland Attorney...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:34 PM
October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Stamford underscored the growing seriousness of the issue by actually arresting a 12-year-old girl last week. She allegedly was tormenting another girl to the point that the estranged friend was...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Rebecca Sedwick had been terrorized for more than a year by girls who used to be her friends, Polk County authorities say.
She tried to get away, but Rebecca couldn't escape their hateful words relayed across social media: "You should die," someone told...