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Sexual Violence Among Students Is A Significant Problem As Early As Middle School, Says Study

A substantial amount of sexual violence in middle school takes place right under teachers' noses in the classroom, according to a new study.<p>The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, found that 27 percent of surveyed girls and 25 percent of surveyed boys …

Bill lets schools create cyber-bullying policies

SPRINGFIELD—The Senate passed a bill today that would allow a school to enact a policy that bans students from using computers and cell phones to harass others through a practice called "cyber-bullying."<p>Sponsoring Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, said the proposal does not allow the school to …

Cyberbullying

4 Rules to Help Kids Stand Up to Bullying in Schools

As sure as kids return to school each Fall in the U.S., bullying will be encountered in the classroom each school year. In these early days of September classes, would-be aggressors are getting a feel for who they think might be an easy mark in the class. As the days wear on and a young person …

It's time to outlaw bullying

I got involved in the conversation about bullying after a young Central Florida girl, Rebecca Sedwick, leapt to her death from a water tower in an abandoned industrial plant on September 9, 2013. She had been aggressively bullied by other girls. After one of the girls commented about the suicide on …

How to Deal With School Bullies

If your child is being bullied, here's how to help him handle the situation.<p>Is your child being bullied at school? In a Harris Poll from February 2014, 60 percent of respondents said they or someone they know have been or are now being bullied in school. A groundbreaking new study on peer …

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What's wrong with outlawing bullying?

Recently, the venerable Mark O'Mara wrote an op-ed on CNN.com calling for a law against bullying. I find myself in an unenviable position, that of respectfully dissenting with a leading legal mind whom I greatly admire. O'Mara writes compellingly in support of anti-bullying legislation.<p>I am …

The 'silent epidemic': workplace bullying is on the rise, research shows

This will come as little surprise: survey after survey have pointed that workplace bullying is on the rise.<p>A VitalSmarts report released earlier this week found that 96% of their respondents – out of 2,283 people – experienced workplace bullying. Psychology Today refers to the increase as ‘silent …

A 13-Year-Old Describes How Kids Are Bullied On Snapchat

Ruby Karp, a teenager in New Yorker, documented on Mashable how she and her friends use Snapchat.<p>"Snapchat is used in multiple ways, but this is how I see it being used between me and my other teen friends: for fun (ugly selfies, silly pictures, etc.), or in a way my mother would be horrified to …

4 Tips to Bully-Proof Your Child

The issue regarding bullying in schools has grabbed a lot of attention lately. Given that 28% of middle school students experience some manner of bullying, it's no surprise that suicide and depression rates keep on increasing.<p>Even celebrities have taken the initiative to campaign against bullies …

Parenting

Growing debate over best way to tackle child bullying

As an increasing number of European countries introduce anti-bullying programmes in their schools, there is increasing debate about what is the most effective method to use.<p>The 8th European Forum on the Rights of the Child, being held in Brussels on December 17 and 18, is devoting a special session …

Bullies Disguised as Young Women

I recently encountered a situation that baffled me and actually left me speechless. I witnessed this event while I was working an event at my …

The Real-World Implications Of Workplace And Cyber Bullying

I remember my first encounter with a bully – we’ll call him Paul Bugbee. He chased a neighborhood friend of mine home from school for two years, shouting destructive words, despite his parents’ pleas with the school and Bugbee’s parents. What changed the pattern? My brother, who even at the tender …

Warmer Oceans Are Bringing Out the Dolphin Bullies

Warmer water is attracting dolphins to Monterey Bay, and they're a bunch of bullies.<p>Here's the latest telltale sign of oceans that are too warm: Unrepentant dolphin bullies.<p>Yesterday around three in the afternoon, a buoy in Monterey Bay recorded the highest water temperature on the books—a whopping …

Is this why bullying is still such a problem in society?

Bullying is still rife in society despite most people regarding it as unacceptable. Is this why it is allowed to continue and should we be standing up to the bullies more?<p>If you saw someone being attacked or bullied in the street, would you step in.<p>It seems from this video – a social experiment by …

‘I would not have used that language’

Anti-sexual harrassment at gigs campaign set to launch in UK

<b>A volunteer-run campaign which works with bars, clubs and gig venues on how to deal with sexual harrassment is set to launch its campaign …

sexual harrassment panda

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Back to School: Dealing With Meanness and Bullying

Kids can be bullies. Share these strategies to help your child deal with mean kids.<p>It's sad, but true. Kids can be mean. I'm Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore. Let's talk about helping your child deal with meanness and bullying. Children can be impulsive and their ability to empathize isn't fully developed. …

Parenting

Wisconsin Dad's Anti-Bullying Facebook Plea Goes Viral After Son Allegedly Tormented At School (PHOTO)

His son said he was being bullied at middle school, so Matthew Bent fought back on Facebook.<p>Now, the Kaukauna, Wisc., dad's plea to end school bullying everywhere has attracted hundreds of thousands of readers with over 900,000 likes and shares. Some had their own stories to tell; others applauded …

Taylor Swift Takes Time Out Of Media Whirlwind To Send Heartfelt Message To Bullied Teen

There are some celebrities that don't seem to do much good by way of their fame. But not Taylor Swift. The world needs more people like Taylor Swift.<p>The star recently took time out of her jet-setting schedule to reach out to a bullied fan about to start another difficult school year, and the …

School allows bullied boy to wear My Little Pony backpack

Earlier this week, I wrote about a 9-year-old North Carolina boy who was being teased at school for wearing a “girlie” My Little Pony backpack to school. Administrators at Hyatt Elementary initially tried to solve the problem by telling Grayson Bruce to not wear his beloved backpack, telling him …

School Bullying Flyer Angers Parents, Goes Viral

A flyer sent home to the families of fifth-graders at a Lincoln, Nebraska elementary school has angered parents and prompted an embarrassed retraction by the school because it offered anti-bullying advice that is questionable at best, dangerous at worst. Jezebel reports on some of the bullying …

The Controversial Way a Colorado Elementary School Is Teaching Students About Bullying

Students at an elementary school in Colorado Springs, Colo., are taking turns being shunned by their classmates in an exercise school officials say is intended to teach kids what it feels like to be bullied.<p>Credit: CBS<p>The experiment requires children in fourth through sixth grade to alternate in …

Amid Bullying & Threats Of Violence, Anonymous Social App Yik Yak Shuts Off Access To U.S. Middle & High School Students

Anonymous communication platforms and the pre-teen-to-teenage brain are two things that don’t mix all that well. Just look at Ask.fm, for example, the social Q&A platform whose shield of anonymity led to cyberbullying that was later cited as a contributing factor in well over half a dozen suicides. …

Teacher stress, bullying in schools and academies' reputation

Teachers and stress: what do parents think?<p>More than half of adults (53%) think teachers are under more pressure than other professionals.<p>The Teacher Support Network (TSN), a charity that helps teachers dealing with emotional strain, surveyed 2000 adults, including 1500 parents, to research the …