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What I remember about Being bullied By Daffnee Cohen

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I had lice. It was embarrassing and it was gross but it was my third grade reality.

Before I continue, however, I want to acknowledge the severity of my bullying history vs. the experiences of others. My situation passed fairly quickly and because of my tough personality, I was able to heal from it with less damage than others. I never forgot it (hence this article) but it didn't scar me in a way that endangered my health or well-being for the long term. I know that my situation is not...

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Bullying Rates Drop

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Originally Written By: Sarah Sisaye, U.S. Department of Education

Bullying remains a serious issue for students and their families, and efforts to reduce bullying concern policy makers, administrators, and educators. According to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, “As schools become safer, students are better able to thrive academically and socially. The Department, along with our federal partners and others, has been deeply involved in the fight against bu...

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Bully's Powerful Apology to Student He Tormented --- 20 Years Later

Posted on May 15, 2015 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

A man who was bullied in junior high received an unexpected apology – 20 years after the fact – when one of his tormentors recently reached out via Facebook to make amends. ChadMichael Morrisette, a 34-year-old brand consultant and visual designer in West Hollywood, grew up in small-town Alaska. “The entire football team bullied me,” he tells Yahoo Parenting. “It wasn’t one guy, it was six or seven guys who would follow me in the hallways, harassing me, ins...

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What it feels like to be bullied at school

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

 by Stella Kasdagli

"How would you feel if you ran across some of the kids who used to bully you at school?"

I usually tend to have an idea about why kids ask me whatever it is they ask me when I'm at their school talking with them about my book on bullying and anorexia.

Sometimes they ask because there's something they find hard to believe or, on the contrary, very easy to.

At other times, they ask because something I say sounds oddly close to their own experienc...

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Take Action Today: Preventing Bullying from the Very Beginning

Posted on May 8, 2015 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Originally Writen By: Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, Senior Vice President, Content and Research, Sesame Workshop with Erin Reiney, Health Resources and Services Administration

 

Sesame Street has always been a destination for children and parents to laugh, learn, and grow. Over the past 45 years, the show has focused on the whole child by addressing academic skills, social, emotional, health and societal issues. Many difficult topics have been addressed through the seasons, and Ses...

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Why its worse to be bullied by kids than abused by adults

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Originaly written By Esther Crain

As anyone who has ever been the target of a bully knows, being picked on or harassed is a pretty traumatic experience. And it’s no surprise research shows that kids who are bullied have higher rates of depression and anxiety.

But a new study puts the damage in perspective in an alarming new way. Kids who are taunted or excluded by their peers suffer more long-term emotional fallout in adulthood than do kids who were abused by grown-ups.

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Bullying, Violence, and Gangs

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Original Article Written By Catherine Bradshaw and Ingrid Donato

The issue of bullying is a growing concern in schools across the United States.  A lot of research attention has been given to the overlap between bullying and other forms of youth violence, including gang related, as well as behavioral health risks, such as substance use. Bullying can be a big issue for schools since it not only creates a poor school environment for students but also impacts school staff.

A rec...

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How Should Law Enforcement Respond to Cyberbullying Incidents?

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

By: Laurie Nathan, Deputy Director, Programs and Partnerships, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children with Sarah Sisaye, U.S. Department of Education

More and more, law-enforcement officers are being called in to handle cases of cyberbullying among kids and teens. If you aren’t familiar with the term, cyberbullying is bullying through technology, such as computers and cell phones. You may have seen cases in the news where police were involved as part of the investi...

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Student runs from elementary school after alleging he was bullied

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —The superintendent of Kansas City Public Schools said that the district is aggressively investigating claims of bullying inside an elementary school.

A fourth-grader was found miles away from Satchel Paige Elementary on Friday. He says he ran because he feared further bullying. He was found by Gates Barbecue more than 4 miles from the school.

 

The boy said that the bullying began last year in school. He claimed he was kicked and ...

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When Combating the Bully, Our Hands Aren't Tied

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Originally Written By Lain Hensley

 

As a part of growing up, most of us have experienced bullying either directly or indirectly. And despite our efforts to build awareness, today bullying still persists. As a society, we have to not only work to eradicate bullying, but also to prepare children for it. Like animals in the jungle, if somebody is weak, they get picked on so another can assert dominance. And the sad truth is, the behavior kids face today is at a new high, or low...

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Bullying:What's The Problem?

Posted on April 26, 2015 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Bullying: What's the Problem?

Originally Written  By Eva Papp

Discussions on bullying can suck the calm from a room full of otherwise happy people. The sudden flair of angst and even anger is testament to the hurt, offense and helplessness many feel when faced with the issue of bullying. And rightly so. Bullying continues to be a serious problem in many of our schools.

People trend toward one of two camps, sometimes both, in the bullying conversation. Either they focus ...

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What Parents Need to Know About School Bullying

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Written by Ann Margaret Carrozza

There is no doubt that we have a bullying problem in our schools. Nearly half of all students report having experienced bullying behavior. This can take the form of verbal abuse, physical abuse and increasingly, we are seeing the devastating consequences of cyber bullying.

 

Cyber bullying is defined as any type of online social cruelty. Unlike traditional bullying that today's parents may have experienced, cyber bullying does not end at...

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Preventing Bullying Is a Community Effort

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Original Post written by Rep. Mike Honda, U.S. Representative for California's 17th District

 

 

Every year in America, 13 million students experience bullying, be it mental, physical, or emotional. It can be done online, over the phone, or in person. Bullying often occurs because the bully's basic human needs for meaning, connectedness, recognition and autonomy go unmet.

 

Bullying is, unfortunately, not a foreign experience. As both...

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Rebecca Ann Sedwick Suicide: Two Girls Arrested For 'Terrorizing' Bullied Victim

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — After 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick committed suicide last month, one of her tormenters continued to make comments about her online, even bragging about the bullying, a sheriff said Tuesday.

 

The especially callous remark hastened the arrest of a 14-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl who were primarily responsible for bullying Rebecca, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said. They were charged with stalking and released to their parents.

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Text-message bullying becoming more common: study

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

 

A growing number of American children say they have been picked on via text messaging, including having rumors spread about them or being threatened, a study says.

Of more than 1,000 middle school and high school students surveyed in 2008, 24 percent said they had been "harassed" by texting — up from 14 percent in a survey of the same students the year before, according to findings published last week in Pediatrics.

 

 

In the study, "haras...

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Canada arrests two in well-publicized teen cyber-bullying case

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Canadian police arrested two men onThursday in the case of a teenage girl who died after a suicide attempt that followed months of cyber bullying, including lewd photos of an alleged sexual assault that were posted online.  The April, 2013, death of Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old from Halifax, Nova Scotia, focused international attention on the issue of bullying in the Internet era, where cellphone pictures can easily circulate on Facebook and other social media sites.

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Why Spying On Our Kids To Solve Cyberbullying Might Not Work

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

BY Emily Siner

A school district in Southern California has hired a private firm to comb through the cyber lives of its 14,000 middle- and high-school students, looking for signs of trouble.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the Glendale Unified School District is spending $40,000 to have the firm monitor social media use among the district's students. School officials want to know if the kids are posting suicidal thoughts, obscenities or comments intended to bully fellow studen...

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The Lingering, Devastating Impact of Bullying

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (0)

A new study upends the notion that the effects of bullying are confined to childhood

Originally Printed in The Week by J. Terbush

Children who are bullied are more likely to have serious mental and physical health problems as adults and less likely to hold steady jobs or develop meaningful relationships with family and friends, according to a new study on the lingering effects of bullying.  The findings contradict the widespread belief that bullying is a temporary problem tha...

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Overview of State Anti-Bullying Legislation And Other Related Laws

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

While youth bullying is as old as humankind, digital media have introduced new bullying practices and amplified the impacts. In response, schools and lawmakers have enacted a variety of preventative measures and punishments for offenders.

A 2012 working paper from Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, “An Overview of State Anti-Bullying Legislation and Other Related Laws,” examines current laws as well as definitions of bullying, prevention strategies, a...

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Queens girls, 12, hangs herself as it's revealed school cyberbullies called 'her a slut and a whore'

Posted on June 3, 2013 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Originally Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 8:09 AM

NYDailyNews.com / Crime.

Gabrielle Molina of Queens Village was found hanged at home. She left a note saying she was being harassed by students at her school, Jean Nuzzi Intermediate School 109.

By Joseph Stepansky , Vera Chinese , Tom Tracy , Ben Chapman AND Ginger Adams Otis / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Gabrielle Molina, 12, hanged herself in the room she shared with her older sister, Georgina, who discovered her body ...

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