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One Year After Bus Bullying Episode, Karen Klein Continues To Spread Kindness

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact

GREECE, N.Y. — No new carpet or furniture for the home she's lived in for 46 years. No fancy car in the driveway. After being gifted a life-cha...

Beating the Odds

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

It is heartwarming to know people from all over the globe are willing to respond to these stories. In a digital age, where people spend more time interacting with devices than they sometimes do with other people, the Internet can become a human bridge.

Bullied Bus Monitor Receives Her $700,000 Check

AP | Posted 09.12.2012 | Education

TORONTO -- A New York bus monitor who was relentlessly bullied by four middle school students has received more than $700,000 raised by a Canadian man...

Attacking PR Support: An Ugly Look at How Clients Bully Publicists Behind the Scenes

C. Cryn Johannsen | Posted 10.30.2012 | Business
C. Cryn Johannsen

Clients do not always treat publicists with respect. Since a publicist works closely with a client, the relationship is often tighter than other professional relationships.

Karen Klein Puts $75,000 Toward Anti-Bullying Foundation

Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

After a viral video of her being antagonized by a group of middle schoolers sparked an outpouring of support from more than 32,000 online strangers, K...

Hey Justin: Aging Isn't An Illness That Has To Be Cured

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 10.13.2012 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Perhaps it's my sensitivity to these kinds of issues, but did anyone else interpret Justin Bieber's offhand remark about Prince Williams' thinning hair, as a reflection of larger cultural issues?

Man Behind Bullied Bus Monitor's Fund Continues To Spread The Love

Posted 08.03.2012 | Impact

Max Sidorov showed the world how love can triumph over senseless hate after he helped raise more than $700,000 for a tormented bus monitor. But he’s...

Bullied Bus Monitor Confirms Retirement: 'Time To Move On'

AP | Posted 09.26.2012 | Education

GREECE, N.Y. -- A school bus monitor who was shown in a video being relentlessly bullied by a group of boys said Friday she will retire. Karen Klein,...

Karen Klein Donation Campaign Ends Tonight

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education

The donation campaign for Karen Klein, the 68-year-old bullied bus monitor from the Greece School District in Greece, N.Y., ended Friday, according to...

Taunting the School Bus Monitor: Do the Consequences Fit the Crime?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.04.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Although Karen Klein agrees with the punishment doled out to the boys who bullied her, as a psychologist, I have some very different thoughts about the consequences.

Student Wears Darth Vader Helmet On School Bus Allegedly To Ward Off Bullies

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.02.2012 | Education

Reddit user Gordopolis has uploaded an upsetting video of a student wearing a Darth Vader helmet on a school bus -- something he believes is an effort...

Bullied School Bus Monitor 'Fine' With Bully Punishment

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- The upstate New York school bus monitor who was bullied by four seventh-graders says she's satisfied that they're being suspended for a ye...

Bus Monitor Bullies Suspended From School

Posted 06.29.2012 | Education

An ordeal that started with video of Karen Klein, a bullied bus monitor in Greece, N.Y., and drew outrage amplified by the viral power of the Internet...

Bullying the Bullies: The Public Defense of Karen Klein

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Why are we collectively so quick to judge? How can people be so wrong when trying to do something right? The answer is, as people, we are hard-wired to jump to conclusions, whether those conclusions are accurate or not.

Kids Make Kindness Magic

Patience Salgado | Posted 08.28.2012 | Good News
Patience Salgado

Kids are experts in finding a way to believe and wise to a truth we know nothing about. I wondered what would happen if we let all that kindness magic out into the world? How far could it go?

Bullied Bus Monitor Welcomes Man Behind The Donations Into Her Home

Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 06.28.2012 | Education

Karen Klein, the bullied bus monitor whose ordeal sparked an outpouring of public support and ignited a nationwide conversation about bullying, finall...

Kids Are Cruel

Elaine Vilorio | Posted 08.26.2012 | Teen
Elaine Vilorio

People need to realize that the goodness that comes with speaking out against a collective injustice far outweighs collective opposition. The treatment for bystander syndrome is courage.

Riding the Bus to a New Era of Respect

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

Parents and teachers need to work together to counter the negative forces feeding our children. Parents and teachers can lead discussions about the values that have shaped our American hopes and dreams since our country was founded.

Parents, Do You Have A Clue What Your Teen Does Online?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.25.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Seventy percent of teens saying they lie to their parents about where they go, and what they do, online.

Karen Klein: 'I Think They Can Do Better'

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.25.2012 | Education

Despite the well-wishes she's received from people around the world and being set to receive more than half a million dollars from a donation campaign...

Bullying on the Bus: Solutions and Analysis

Carrie Goldman | Posted 08.24.2012 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

Many victims are terrified to report bullying, because they fear getting the bullies in trouble and then having the bullies retaliate. So, in lieu of death threats and harsh physical punishment, both which have been suggested in thousands of online comments, what do we do?

Seven Shocking Bully Regrets

Kevin A. Hansen | Posted 08.22.2012 | Parents
Kevin A. Hansen

Will Bus-Monitor Karen Klein's Bullies Regret Their Actions? The world watched in horror this week as 68-year-old bus monitor Karen Klein sat for mo...

The School Bus Bullying Video Shows the Problem with Schools, Not Parents

Laura Flores Shaw | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education
Laura Flores Shaw

We can't blame the parents for Karen Klein's bullying experience. Nor can we blame teachers. But perhaps we can blame a system that is not designed to create a peaceful, respectful community.

Karen Klein Bullies Receive Death Threats

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.23.2012 | Education

Karen Klein has said she doesn't want serious punishments levied upon the boys who bullied her on a school bus, but despite her calls for restraint, a...

Are the Bus Bullies Monsters?

Amy Weber | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education
Amy Weber

In the short number of days since the Karen Klein story broke, several of the 13-year-old boys involved have received death threats. Why is it so much easier to see these kids as inhumane monsters than it is to see them as children who are in need of serious help?