| Nov 24, 2012
| 7:13 PM
For some of us, middle school and high school were times for creating wonderful memories of friendship, unique events and learning. For victims of bullying, the school experience can be a daily terror — mental and emotional abuse, the crushing of...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 4:01 PM
At a bullying assembly at Wilson Middle School on Monday, Glendale Police Officer Joe Allen recalled how he was harassed by fellow students after he moved from Kentucky to California at age 10.
“I had a thick, country drawl,” he said. “...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 5:32 PM
A 16-year-old former student of Skyline High in Sammamish was charged Thursday with felony harassment for allegedly posting an online threat to carry out a mass shooting at the school -- a threat that forced the cancellation of classes for a day.
| Oct 3, 2012
| 6:52 AM
Some of the first statewide numbers are out since New Jersey's anti-bullying law was put into place last Spring.
According to the Department of Education, statistics released Tuesday show the number of confirmed cases of harassment, intimidation and...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman lent his support this week to a pair of bills in Annapolis that would make cyberbullying a crime in Maryland.
"The insults and accusations that rush through the cyber-sphere can be beyond anything with which we adults...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Hours after Karen Brocklebank's son posted pictures online late last month of his forearm marred with a series of self-inflicted cuts and a threat to kill himself on his 13th birthday, she sat in an uncomfortable emergency room chair, sleepless and in...
| Feb 13, 2013
As a young girl growing up in Newport News, Kristin Stiff wrote what she describes as "whimsical tales" and dreamed of one day publishing her stories. After honing her skills at the University of Virginia, where she earned a degree in English Literature,...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 4:11 PM
UPDATED: No criminal charges will be filed in the case of a 13-year-old boy who his parents said was bullied by other students and his teacher at a Gig Harbor middle school -- an incident that was caught on video, Pierce County prosecutor Mark Lindquist...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 5:11 AM
Striking for the first time in 25 years, Chicago's teachers set up picket lines this morning after talks with public school officials ended over the weekend without resolution.
"Rahm says cut back, we say fight back," picketers dressed in red T-shirts...
| Sep 18, 2011
As a species, it seems we're doomed to interact with jerks.
It happens in high school, and we think, "Once I get to college, things will be different."
Then it happens in college, and we think, "Once I get a job, people there will be more mature."...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 1:08 PM
"Ashfall" by Mike Mullin
Tanglewood Press, 476 pages, $16.95
Ages 12 and up
Apocalyptic books are always an entertaining diversion because they force you to imagine a dystopian future where society has gone horribly awry. Life, in most of these books, is...