bullying in schools 

Alleged Bully Speaks Out on 'Today,' Claims He Was the Victim

Last week, when a video of a child who fought back against his bully went viral, the victim, 16-year-old Casey Heynes, became an instant hero and was applauded for his courage. Richard Gale, 12, was captured on camera outside of the boys' hig...
Last week, when a video of a child who fought back against his bully went viral, the victim, 16-year-old Casey Heynes, became an instant hero and was applauded for his courage. This morning, Gale appeared on the "Today" show, claiming there is more to the story than what the video shows.

Mother of 13-Year-Old Who Committed Suicide Urges Schools to Prevent Bullying

After years of enduring anti-gay harassment at school, Seth Walsh, 13, hanged himself from a plum tree in his family's back yard. For years, Seth's mother, Wendy Walsh, tried to get Tehachapi, Calif., school district officials to do something ...A mother reads her son's suicide note and describes the unbearable harassment at school that contributed to his death.

Would You Give Your Child Weapons to Fight Bullies?

Do you want your kid to defend himself with more than just words? Credit: Getty Images
Sylvia Mojica, a worried mother in Hartford, Conn., reportedly gave her 12-year-old son weapons to fight bullies. The weapons were not of the verbal variety....

Ohio District Where 4 Died Says it Fights Bullying

With a portrait on the side table of Sladjana Vidovic, who committed suicide in 2008, her mother Celija, left, father Dragan, and sister Suzana, talk about their loss in their home in Mentor, Ohio. Credit: Amy Sancetta/AP
MENTOR, Ohio (AP) - Teac...
Teachers and administrators confronting the issue of four bullied students who died by their own hands must get involved to end bullying, an attorney for grieving families said Monday.

Amazing Mom: Brenda High

After her son committed bullycide, Brenda High launched JaredStory.com and Bully Police USA. Credit: Sonja Yearsley
Amazing Mom: Brenda High, who founded JaredStory as a tribute to her son who took his own life as a result of being bullied, and B...

Opinion: Be it Bullies or Sandra Bullock, the Victim Is Not to Blame

Jesse James and Sandra Bullock in happier times. Credit: Rich Schmitt, AFP / Getty Images
Two recent news stories offer a lesson in playing the blame game: Whether the story is about bullies or Sandra Bullock, don't put the fault on the victi...

Why Some Children Are Rejected On The Playground

There are few things sweeter than the sound of children romping at recess -- the laughs and shouts and excited whoops of kids just having fun. But for those children who are left on the sidelines and shunned by their peers, the playground can be a sa...

How to handle a bully

As Roger pointed out in a recent post, school should be a safe place for kids. But what happens when it isn't? Bullying is a big issue in schools, and today's technology has allowed it to reach far past the school yard. Bullies can now torment their ...

PD*Poll: Fed-up boy creates bullying video

One day a bully told 13-year-old Patrick Kohlmann, "I'm going to kill you tomorrow." Though Patrick's parents warned the school about the threat, the next day Patrick was hit in the head with a rock and received a concussion. It isn't the first ti...

Bullying Online says 7 out of 10 kids reported being bullied

Once upon a time, there was a book nerd tween with bad teeth and hair, and parents that couldn't afford to buy her the cool clothes. She switched schools in the 7th grade and found herself totally ostracized by her new classmates. No matter how hard ...

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