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49 States Are Taking Steps To Decrease Bullying

stateline | Maggie Clark | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. Once considered a teenage rite of passage, bullying is now the sub...

RIP Amanda Todd: Cult Favorite Singer/Songwriter Amanda Palmer Writes Post In Memory Of Bullied Teen

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.06.2013 | Teen

Amanda Palmer's most recent crusade started with a simple Google search. The former Dresden Dolls frontwoman has amassed a massive social media fol...

Either Way, A Devastating Death

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 09.17.2012 | Home
Tiziana Dearing

Even if you weren't aware of Phoebe Prince, the story probably seems all too familiar these days. You feel a little sick to your stomach. You are stunned by yet another horrible story of virulent, unchecked bullying. What is happening in our schools? Our neighborhoods?

Phoebe Prince Bullying Suicide Lawsuit Settled For $225,000

AP | Posted 12.28.2011 | Education

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- A lawsuit brought by the parents of Phoebe Prince, a 15-year-old Irish immigrant in Massachusetts who committed suicide after re...

Are You A Slut Shamer?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.21.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

I'm not saying girls should be "like boys" (whatever that means) or that I think promiscuity is a good thing. I'm saying there should be the same standard of behavior for both sexes.

'Country's Toughest Anti-bullying Law" Marks Anniversary Of Student Suicide

AP | SAMANTHA HENRY | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

NEWARK, N.J. — Does one second-grader saying another has "cooties" rise to the level of bullying? That is just one question emerging from new le...

Teen's Vengeful Facebook Bullying Turns Into Sentence For 'Child Pornography'

Posted 09.24.2011 | Education

A 17-year-old boy in Perth, Australia has been sentenced to 12 months in juvenile detention for pressuring underage girls to perform sexual acts on a ...

Why One District Has No Instances Of Bullying, But Another Has 4,000

Posted 09.18.2011 | Education

New anti-bullying legislation popping up around the country may need retooling, new reports show. The nationwide crackdown on bullying in the wake ...

Real-Life Burn Book Triggers District Investigation

Posted 09.12.2011 | Education

A Burn Book like the one featured in the movie Mean Girls that singles out students and calls them names has led school officials in Texas to launch a...

Facebook, Time Warner, States All Ganging Up On Bullies

Posted 09.11.2011 | Education

Facebook and Time Warner announced today that they will partner to fight cyberbullying, a problem that has plagued both children and adults. The co...

Bully Of Teen Who Hanged Herself: "I'm Not A Mean Person" [VIDEO]

Posted 09.10.2011 | Education

Sharon Chanon Velazquez, one of six teens charged in the Massachusetts bullying case of a 15-year-old Irish immigrant who committed suicide last Janua...

5 Teens Strike Plea Deal In Phoebe Prince Bullying Case

AP | By DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 06.27.2011 | Education

BOSTON -- Five teenagers have agreed to plead guilty to a minor charge in the bullying of a 15-year-old Massachusetts girl who later committed suicide...

Teen Strikes Plea Deal In Phoebe Prince Bullying Case

AP | By STEPHANIE REITZ | Posted 06.26.2011 | Education

HARTFORD, Conn. -- One of six teens charged in the notorious Massachusetts bullying case of a 15-year-old Irish immigrant who committed suicide has st...

There Have Always Been Bullies

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

The authorities in education seem to feel bullying is an epidemic and "indicative of the violent times in which we live." They make it sound as if bullying is some new byproduct of the 21st century. It isn't.

Phoebe Prince's Suicide: What REALLY Happened?

Slate Magazine | | Daniel Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

If you've read about the death of Phoebe Prince and its aftermath in People magazine or the Boston Globe or Boston Herald or the Irish Independent, or...

Verbal First Aid: Healing the Scars of Bullying

Judith Simon Prager, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Simon Prager, PhD

In this short article I'll offer six strategies to help the bullied child begin to recover from its scars. Vicious words cause much of the devastating harm of bullying, but words can also heal.

Bullying From the Inside Out

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

We need to listen to our own intolerance and prejudice and to the hatred that kills through taunting. We won't learn anything about any of it unless we understand why we hate and from where it comes.

Two So-Called Sluts, Two Deaths, Only One Uproar

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leora Tanenbaum

Two high school girls were relentlessly harassed as "sluts" by their peers in school and committed suicide as a result: Hope Witsell in rural Florida and now Phoebe Prince in South Hadley, MA.

Arresting Teenagers Doesn't Solve Gender Pressures

Debra Chasnoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Debra Chasnoff

It is completely understandable why there has been so much pressure on government authorities in South Hadley, Massachusetts to find someone to blame ...

Grow Empathy and Cut the Roots of Bullying

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

The roots of bullying grow strong when mindfulness, and the qualities of empathy, compassion and kindness are weak. It's much harder to bully when you see other people as "people like me."

Bullying: We All Can Make A Difference

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Galinsky

If very young children are drawn to others who are helpful, then what happens to them as they grow up? Why do some children and their friends become bullies?

Pranks Gone Too Far in Shakespeare and South Hadley

Ken Adelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Adelman

The bullying and abuse the Bard portrays in the torment of Malvolio in Twelfth Night was done by nine teenagers in South Hadley, Mass. against high school freshman Phoebe Prince.

They Called Her an Irish Slut: Phoebe Prince

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Blake Fleetwood

More than 3,000 teens kill themselves each year; 250,000 attempt suicide. More teenagers and young adults die of suicide than from cancer, heart dise...

Mobbing Mean Girls:

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Blake Fleetwood

The problems of bullying are everywhere, in every school, town, and city in America. If nothing changes, the consequences and mayhem will continue to traumatize the entire nation, again and again.

Bullying: Didn't You Know It's Just a Sport?

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

We need to get serious about the urgent need to focus on adult bullying of other adults, something at times dramatic and at others so usual as to be staples of our living conditions.