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Child's death sparks nationwide anti-bullying campaign in Mexico

Mexico - When four students from the Mexican state of Tamaulipas attacked 12-year-old Hector Alejandro Mendez, they had no idea the ripples they would make throughout their country. However, the actions of these school bullies sparked a nationwide movement.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle

Young boy stabs another to death over alleged bullying

New York - It is clear that Noel Estevez stabbed Timothy Crump to death at a school in the Bronx. It is not so clear what their relationship was before the event.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Dad attacks 11-year-old accused of bullying his 9-year-old son

A furious dad escorted his nine-year-old son, who is autistic, onto a school bus last week. Once on the bus, he allegedly beat up an 11-year-old who has reportedly been bullying his son.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Teen allegedly gives semen-laced cupcakes to bullies

Bakersfield - A group of teenagers got their just desserts at the hands of their vengeful victim, who handed out cupcakes allegedly contaminated with semen.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet - 1 comment

Cornell: Chicken on the bone makes kids aggressive

Ithaca - Researchers at Cornell University have something new for parents to obsess over. Serving chicken on the bone makes children disobey adults and twice as rowdy as other kids.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 8 comments

Op-Ed: Teen beaten and brutalized online: Social media to blame?

Des Moines - High school students videotaped the graphic beating of 16-year-old sophomore, Nathan Rogers, then posted their videos on Facebook. Is social media to blame for cyberbullying?
In the Media by Ini Augustine

Calgary Facebook group makes fun of the homeless

Calgary - Calgary police and homeless advocates are concerned about a Facebook page that posts videos of teens approaching people who appear to be homeless and taunting them. The administrator of the page defends what they are doing.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb

Video highlights ‘bystander effect’ in bullying situations

As America’s bullying crisis reaches epidemic proportions, an unorthodox social experiment captured on video has highlighted one of the main problems in tackling the issue. The video has averaged over 88,000 views per day for the last two months.
In the Media by Justin King

15-year-old gets nose job to stop bullying

Once the victim of excessive bullying,15-year-old Renata had been removed from public school and tutored at home for the past three years. However, in a controversial turn of events, the teen may have regained the confidence to rejoin her peers.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle

After cruel taunts actress Chelsee Healey has breast reduction

She vividly remembers being called a baby hippo and the utter humiliation after a wardrobe malfunction on live television, now the actress hopes a new look spells a new beginning.
In the Media by Eric Morales

Disabled teen stands strong against bullies

Chicago - Today bullies still exist in an alarming number of schools. Disabled people are often targets. One girl, however, is positively fighting back with many methods.
In the Media by Robert Kingett

Religious right condemns Al Franken anti-bullying amendment

Washington - The leader of the Pray In Jesus Name lobby group claims Sen. Al Franken's proposed measure to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students will actually encourage more bullying of Christian children.
In the Media by Gene Kosowan - 3 comments

EDM Group Releases Inspiring Anti-Bullying Song

Up and coming EDM group Krewella, along with fellow producer Headhunterz, just released a new single entitled "United Kids of the World," with a strong and inspiring anti-bullying message.
In the Media by Cameron Christner

Facebook comments by Hertz employees prompts lawsuit

Kahului - Allegedly racist and derogatory remarks made on Facebook by a number of Hertz Rent-A-Car employees about an African-American customer are described as a "violent and dehumanizing, racist attack" and have brought about lawsuit.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 3 comments

Suspended Incognito files grievance to return to Miami Dolphins

Miami - Alleged Miami Dolphins bully Richie Incognito has filed a non-football injury grievance against the team to recoup salary the Dolphins have docked him since his suspension.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Stringent laws against bullying needed in India

While bullying is a universal concern, it is especially acute in India. The latest victim of school bullying is Oindrilla Das of Calcutta.
In the Media by Ajit Jha - 2 comments

Parent narrates tale of abuse at an Ontario school Special

Toronto - An Ontario parent has come forward to allege a pattern of discrimination and mistreatment meted out against her son at the Richmond Hill’s Sixteenth Avenue Public School. Last June, similar complaints of systemic abuse emerged at the same school.
Digital Journal Report by Farid Omar

Review: ‘The Dirties’ is perceptively daring Special

‘The Dirties’ is about two best friends filming a comedy about getting revenge on the bullies at their school – but one of them is not pretending.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul

Police arrest 12-year-old for bullying

Stamford - A girl in Stamford, Connecticut told her parents that she was being bullied and she was having suicidal thoughts. The parents went to the police, who then arrested the 12-year-old bully.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Saskatchewan mom says bullying caused her son's suicide

North Battleford - Todd Loik took his own life after years of being bullied, more recently on the Internet. He died just days before his 16th birthday.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 9 comments

Parents ransack school after girl, 11, dies due to bullying

Kolkata - An 11-year-old girl died after failing to sustain the psychological trauma of bullying by her seniors at a school in the city of Kolkata, according to reports.
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus - 7 comments

Texas teacher guilty of organizing an attack on a kindergartner

San Antonio - A Texas kindergarten teacher, at a suburban San Antonio school, organized an attack on 6-year-old student who was perceived as a bully.
In the Media by Jay McClung

Effects on adults of school yard bullying or being bullied

The long-term effects resulting from children who were bullies, who were victims, and who were both bullies and victims are becoming increasingly costly to our societies when these children become adults. It is time to clear the air.
In the Media by Hugh A. Ostrow - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Punishing by itself doesn't help stop bullying, says expert Special

Prescott - "Being beaten down repeatedly – in the physical and cyber worlds – is not a rite of passage. It is a recipe for ruination of a young life," says recovery expert Holli Kenley.
Digital Journal Report by Ernest Dempsey - 1 comment

Op-Ed: FBI calls cyberbullying a 'significant issue' for law enforcement Special

Cyberbullying can be more pervasive than traditional forms of bullying. Bullying at school as well as pranks can be more easily detected by teachers, administrators and fellow students.
Digital Journal Report by Marvin Dumon

Parents allege systemic abuse at Ontario school Special

Toronto - With Somali-Canadian parents mobilizing against what they state is systemic racism, discrimination and mistreatment of their children in Toronto’s public school system, similar complaints have now surfaced in the York Region District School Board.
Digital Journal Report by Farid Omar - 4 comments

Growing up scared: Siblings can be bullies, too

Durham - A new study upturns what has long been conventional wisdom: that sibling bullying—the cruel, persistent one-sided torment from one sibling to another—is simply a rite of passage. In fact, the effects are the same as those bullied by a classmates.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

Source: Paris Jackson bullied by 'mean girls' at school

Los Angeles - A source close to the Jackson family is telling the New York Post that the 15-year-old that attempted suicide Wednesday was severely bullied at school.
In the Media by Eric Morales - 2 comments

Wisconsin town to charge fine for schoolyard bullying

Parents who live in the town of Monona, Wisconsin will face fines if their kids are the subject of complaints about bullying on the schoolyard.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 4 comments

PM considering new laws related to Rehtaeh Parsons case

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter will be meeting to discuss changes to the Criminal Code as it relates to the Rehtaeh Parsons case.
In the Media by Sherene Chen-See - 6 comments
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Nathan Rogers  16  after being brutally beaten online
Nathan Rogers, 16, after being brutally beaten online
London South Collegiate Institute  London  Ontario
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London South Collegiate Institute, London, Ontario
Karen Klein tries to ignore the visceral attack by students from Greece Athena Middle School.
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Karen Klein tries to ignore the visceral attack by students from Greece Athena Middle School.
Family Engagement
Ubah Abshir is challenging her son s local school to end persistent bullying and school retaliation.
Ubah Abshir is challenging her son's local school to end persistent bullying and school retaliation.
File photo: No place for bullying
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File photo: No place for bullying
In this sign  constructed during an anti-bullying campaign   students colored and marked simple huma...
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In this sign, constructed during an anti-bullying campaign, students colored and marked simple humanoid cut-outs to depict differences and joined the figures around a much larger 'Say no to bullying' sign to represent unity.
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Felicia Garcia
Anti-bullying video.
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Anti-bullying video.
Bullying: The first class day
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Bullying: The first class day
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screen capture of Jonah
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