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What Workplace Bullying Looks Like In 2014 -- And How To Intervene

According to David Maxfield, coauthor of the books <i>Crucial Conversations</i> and <i>Influencer</i>, 96% of American employees experience bullying in the workplace, and the nature of that bullying is changing. “In the 70’s, it was fisticuffs,” he recalls. “I don’t think that’s happening at Facebook.”<p>Maxfield has …

Bully-Proof Your Child: How to Deal With Bullies

Mean kids aren't just a middle-school problem. The trouble has trickled to the youngest grades. Learn how to spot it—and how to protect your child.<p>Not long ago, the idea that a preschooler could be a bully seemed crazy to me. But my outlook changed when my son Nicky was 4. A bruiser of a boy in his …

What You Need to Know About Bullying

A gay-friendly school shields kids from bullies. But to some critics, self-segregation isn't the answer More »<p>Why some experts are questioning …

New Jersey

Bathroom video, bullying led to teen's suicide, parents say

A San Diego couple says their 14-year-old son committed suicide after a video taken of him allegedly masturbating in a school bathroom went viral and subjected him to constant teasing and bullying.<p>In a $1-million claim filed against the San Diego Unified School District, the couple, Timothy and …

San Diego

Bully in the School Yard

When I was in junior high school in Lincoln, Nebraska, in the early 1960s, I was one of a number of students bused into town from a nearby Air Force base. The usual "townie" versus "base" relationships I'd experienced in previous postings in other parts of the country played out much as expected. …

Parenting

Mother of nine-year-old boy found hanged claims he was bullied at school

Kelly Dugmore tells inquest her son, Aaron, was unhappy after taunts and may have been told to harm himself by a fellow pupil<p>The mother of a nine-year-old boy who was found hanged in his bedroom has claimed at an inquest that he was bullied at his primary school.<p>Kelly Dugmore told the inquest in …

All Bullies Are Narcissists

Stories of bullying and hazing in the news break down to narcissism and insecurity.<p>Late in October, a complaint was filed against Aledo High School football coach Tim Buchanan for encouraging his players to “bully” their opponents. The nature of the alleged bullying? A win so decisive as to …

Putting a Stop to Bullying

School can be tough at times for all children, but for many deaf children and young people it can be particularly hard. On top of the same challenges …

Communication Skills

The 4 Common Types of Bullying

Identify which kind of bullying your child may be experiencing.<p>Bullying is defined as mean, hurtful behavior that occurs repeatedly in a relationship with an imbalance of power or strength. It takes many forms -- verbal, physical, relational, and cyberbullying. Although schools are doing more to …

Florida Mayors join forces to say no to bullies

Looking back at my growing up days, I can remember how school bullies tried to made life miserable for me and a lot of other youngsters. I remember …

10 Tips for Bully-Proofing Your Child Before School Starts

Around this time each summer, many parents and children begin to get worried about returning to school and the potential for getting bullied again like last year. The summer offers a respite from school bullies, but does this break from bullying have to end because the summer ends?<p>Schools today …

Parenting