Category Archives: Bullying in the news

Bullying, bullied in high school an even split

After all, what counts as “teasing” when you’re 13 becomes an actionable offense when you’re an adult. Continue reading

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Feds to schools: Ignore bullying, risk a civil rights suit

If districts won’t do the right thing, the long arm of the law may make them. Continue reading

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Why the U.S. Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education gets it: he was bullied

“If you don’t believe your kid will be safe, take your kid out of that school.” Continue reading

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The President sends a message: It gets better

“I don’t know what it’s like to be picked on for being gay, but I do know what it’s like to grow up feeling like you don’t belong.” Continue reading

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Are school resource officers a solution to bullying?

I call for an initiative to establish SROs in schools countrywide. Continue reading

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How long do the scars from bullying last? 50th reunion, anyone?

Fifty years on, and the memories were powerful enough that these two men, nearing seventy, could not even sit at the same table together. Continue reading

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Are mean girl numbers rising?

I can’t address the data and can’t make longitudinal studies happen, but I can say that without a doubt, in the 1970s, mean girls existed and they were just as cruel as the girls described in the NYT piece. Continue reading

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Paladino drives the homophobic hate bus in NY

Why do children taunt and bully homosexual children, even torturing and killing because of homophobia? In part, it’s because the culture around them condones the hatred and fuels the fear. Keeping up the hate, we now have NY Republican candidate … Continue reading

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Bullying: Four dead in Ohio

Two of her tormenters, friends report, walked up to her casket at the funeral…and laughed… Continue reading

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Rutgers bullies “aren’t bad, just made a mistake” say friends

One look at his now defunct Twitter feed suggests that “respectful” is not the first word that comes to mind to describe Dharun Ravi. Continue reading

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