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'It's not too late to change': Former bully, 7, now campaigns against bullying

It’s not often you hear about an admitted bully trying to make things right, so a second-grader’s efforts at making amends are getting national attention and melting hearts.<p>Seven-year-old Cameron Thompson, a student at Tournament Hills Elementary in Beaumont, California, got in trouble recently for …

Bullying

Disabled children 'more likely to be bullied'

<b>Primary school pupils in England with special educational needs are twice as likely as other children to endure persistent bullying, research suggests.</b><p>The study found 12% of seven-year-olds with special needs felt bullied all the time, compared with 6% of non-disabled peers.<p>It says these children …

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 …

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The Psychological Effects Of Bullying Last Well Into Adulthood, Study Finds

As bullying gains more awareness from the general public, it’s also gained momentum among researchers. More studies are beginning to confirm the sometimes serious psychological effects of bullying, particularly for the bullied, like increased risk for depression and anxiety; others have hinted at …

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District Court Finds First Amendment Does Not Protect Former Guidance Counselor’s Sexually-Explicit Book

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Privacy

Be Careful When Searching Student Cell Phones, Sixth Circuit Warns

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UNC Student Risks Expulsion by Going Public With Alleged Rape

A University of North Carolina sophomore who accused a fellow student of rape says she's facing possible expulsion because a student-government group …

New Massachusetts Public Schools Guidelines Give Trans Students The Right To Use Their Bathroom Of Choice

Last month, the Massachusetts State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released a memo sent to Massachusetts public schools, providing new guidelines on how schools are expected to handle the facilities needs of transgender students.<p>The new policy, which is expected to go into effect …

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Charter school votes in Concord anger advocates

CONCORD — Charter schools waiting for approval will have to wait a while longer.<p>On Tuesday, the House Finance Committee voted to retain a bill for a …

Melody Valentin, 5th-Grader, Scolded And Searched After Bringing Paper Gun To School

Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29<p>A Philadelphia fifth-grader was searched and reprimanded by school officials after bringing a piece of paper that resembled a gun to school.<p>Last week, Melody Valentin found a paper gun her grandfather had made buried in her pocket. When she went …

Strip Searches Allowed in Montco Schools?

A change in one Lehigh Valley district's policy leads others to question the legality of strip searches in schools. See how your district stacks …

NJ School Officials Violated Laws By Failing To Stop Bullying For 6 Years

New Jersey's attorney general said Tuesday that school officials in Emerson, N.J., failed to stop the bullying of one of its student -- which included threats and assaults -- for six years, according to the <i>Boston Herald</i>.<p>Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced that the New Jersey Division on Civil …

Colorado School Bans Trangender First Grader From Using Girls' Bathroom

Male by birth, Coy Mathis was 18 months old when she started to express to her parents that she was a girl. What Kathryn and Jeremy Mathis first thought was just a phase escalated to anxiety and depression as Coy grew older and wanted to be "fixed," the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Firm, …

LGBTQI

Proposed Maryland anti-zero-tolerance law would tell schools to stop suspending kids who point their fingers at each other and say "bang"

Maryland State Senator J.B. Jennings (R) has introduced Senate Bill 1058, The Reasonable School Discipline Act of 2013, which is aimed at ending the …