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Two former classmates ordered to pay ¥37 million in damages over bullied Japanese boy's suicide
"OTSU, SHIGA PREF. - The Otsu District Court on Tuesday ordered two former classmates of a boy who killed himself in 2011 at the age of 13 to pay damages totaling about ¥37.5 million, recognizing that their bullying of the victim was the cause of his death.
"The assault by the two former classmates had escalated, and as the student's relations with friends collapsed … he felt a strong sense of isolation and started to think he wanted to die," presiding Judge Shigeyasu Nishioka said when handing down the ruling.
The boy, from Otsu, took his own life on the morning of Oct. 11, 2011, by jumping from the condominium where he lived. He was in his second year at a junior high school in the city."
Japan Times, February 20, 2019
Dutch court upholds maximum sentence for cyberbully
"THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court on Friday upheld a prison sentence of nearly 11 years for a man convicted of cyberbullying dozens of young women and gay men around the world.
Amsterdam Appeals Court confirmed the maximum 10 years and eight months sentence imposed in March last year on the man identified by Dutch authorities as Aydin C., who was convicted of fraud and blackmail for the online abuse.
The predator's victims, some of them as young as nine years old when he began grooming them, came from the Netherlands, Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia and Norway, the court said."
AP, December 14, 2018
9-year-old girl's suicide shocks small Alabama community
"LINDEN, Ala. — An Alabama family is mourning the loss of a 9-year-old girl who took her own life Monday night.
McKenzie Adams' family members said the fourth-grader had been bullied by a group of classmates since the beginning of the school year. Her grandmother found her in their home in Linden on Monday. She had hanged herself.
A lot of the bullying centered on her friendship with a boy, Harris said.
"She was being bullied the entire school year, with words such as 'kill yourself,' 'you think you're white because you ride with that white boy,' 'you ugly,' 'black b-tch,' 'just die'," she said."
Tuscaloosa (AL) News, December 9, 2018
Birmingham 9-year-old takes her own life; family hopes to spare others their pain
""We talked to one of her friends and Maddie had apparently had a bad day. The friend said Maddie was bullied and she looked sad while she was being bullied,'' Lt. Williams said. "It must have really worn her out that day.""
AL.com (Alabama), November 13, 2018
Young boy kills himself after enduring four days of homophobic bullying at school, says mother
"A nine-year-old boy has taken his own life after enduring four days of homophobic bullying at school, his mother has said.
Leia Pierce said her son, Jamel Myles, told her over the summer he was gay and wanted to tell his classmates at his school in Denver, Colorado because he was proud of his orientation.
The Denver coroner's office confirmed Jamel died by suicide."
The Independent (UK), August 28, 2018
Finland Pioneers Successful Science-Based Bullying Prevention Program
"Educators in Finland understand how to reduce bullying and victimization in their country, which has one of the world's leading education systems. They already have a comprehensive anti-bullying program in place called KiVa™ (from the Finnish words "kiusaamista vastaan," meaning "against bullying"). A key measure of the program's success is that 98% of the students whose bullying incidents were tackled by the school's KiVa™ team said their situations improved.
There are 2,800 schools in Finland providing comprehensive education from grades 1 through 9. At the moment, 90% of Finnish schools are logged in as users of the KiVa™ anti-bullying program, and approximately 1,500 schools use it systematically and repeatedly. Additionally, other countries around the world want it."
Black student bullied with racist pics — but Long Island school turned blind eye, suit says
"A group of eighth-grade bullies at a Long Island Catholic school sent racist pictures to a black classmate — including one of the boy with a gun to his head — and the school did nothing, a new lawsuit filed in Brooklyn Federal Court charged Friday.
The parents of 14-year-old Devin Moore say in their suit that the vile images were first sent to their son through the online gaming app, Discord, in December, then again about a month ago.
One photo said, "Black People Are Not Functioning Members Of Society." Other pictures show a noose and a man dressed in a KKK uniform, according to court papers.
NY Daily News, May 25, 2018
School let bullies kick Brooklyn first-grader 'in the peanuts' until he urinated blood, furious mom says
The family of a Brooklyn first-grader is suing the city after the child was repeatedly kicked in his private parts in a game his Public School 178 classmates call "Bang C--k! Thailand!"
Timir Berkley-Baylor, 6, from East New York, has been kicked so many times at school that he urinated blood on May 5, his mom said.
"My son said the kids in his class have been kicking him in his peanuts and they almost fell off," said Sharene Savoy.
NY Daily News, May 23, 2018
Mother fears for daughter's safety after brutal bullying attack caught on video
" The mother of a student at a Staten Island high school with a deadly history of bullying says her daughter is being tormented mercilessly — and a video of the girl getting beaten up at school is going viral on social media.
Sandra Riccardo said she fears for her daughter's safety at Tottenville High School after she saw the video of her child getting attacked by another girl at school in December.
Tottenville grabbed headlines in 2012 when a student who was bullied over having sex with football players killed herself by jumping in front of a train."
NY Daily News, January 19, 2018
Cyber-bullying campaign launched after suicide of Akubra face Amy 'Dolly' Everett
"A 14-year-old girl from a well-known Northern Territory cattle family who took her own life last week has been remembered by her family as a "kind, caring and beautiful soul" as they launched a social media campaign to raise awareness of bullying and harassment.
The family of Amy "Dolly" Everett, who was once the face of iconic Australian hat company Akubra, said they wanted to spare other families the grief they were experiencing at her loss, which they said came after she was tormented by cyber bullies."
ABC News (Australia), January 10, 2018
Lawsuit filed after teachers accidentally leave mother voicemail criticizing her daughter
"CLAYSVILLE, Pa. — What if you could find out how your child's teachers really feel about them?
A Washington County mother said that's exactly what happened when her daughter's math teacher left her a voicemail, forgot to hang up, and then talked about the student for several minutes with other teachers.
The mother said her daughter was diagnosed with Turner's Syndrome years ago and deals with severe anxiety and obsessive thoughts. The student's mother said she did not want her daughter to be named. She is referenced in the lawsuit only as "M.S.".
The suit alleged that a Mr. Neundorf, Mrs. Papson, and Mr. Wolf mocked the girl. "
Pittsburgh Action News, December 28, 2017
Real life 'Mean Girls' account causes mass protests at California high school
" Students at Albany High School held a sit-in on Thursday against suspended students who were slated to return to class, and followed it up with a second protest Friday.
The teens were punished for making racist attacks in a digital "burn book" about fellow classmates' race and weight, according to local reports."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, April 1, 2017
Ex-boyfriend arrested for sharing nude photos of Texas teen who killed self after cyberbullying
" The ex-boyfriend of a cyberbullied Texas teen who shot and killed herself in front of her family has been arrested and charged with sharing nude photos of her.
Brandy Vela, an 18-year-old from Texas City, committed suicide in November, after what her relatives say was a long-running bullying campaign."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 16, 2017
Children recall hidden horror of peers sexually abusing victims at K-12 schools
" BRUNSWICK, Maine — Chaz Wing was 12 when they cornered him in the school bathroom. The students who tormented him were children, too, entering the age of pimples and cracking voices.
Eventually, he swore under oath, the boys raped him and left him bleeding, the culmination of a year of harassment."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, May 1, 2017
Cheerleader's lawsuit says school ignored bullying prior to assault
"The lawsuit filed Wednesday says Anderson District One failed to protect the cheerleader, despite the mother saying that she made multiple complaints in spring 2015 to the Powdersville Middle School principal, two guidance counselors and a middle school teacher."
http://www.wyff4.com, May 13, 2016
Retired prison guard faces human rights raps for being the bully of his Staten Island block
" Patrick Kilbane faces an upcoming city administrative trial after being slapped with civil rights complaints accusing him of preventing a school bus from picking up his neighbors' disabled son.
One complaint also accuses Kilbane of being a digital devil — for changing the name of his home's wireless internet network to an expletive about those neighbors."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 10, 2017
Instagram is the worst social network for cyber bullying: study
"The organization surveyed over 10,000 British teens to measure their experiences with cyberbullying. Seventeen percent of respondents reported being cyber bullied — with 42% saying they were bullied on Instagram. Facebook wasn't far behind, at 37%, Snapchat was next at 31%. Twitter (9%) and Tumblr (3%) were at the bottom."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 19, 2017
13-year-old Inland Empire girl who committed suicide was victim of bullying, family says
"CALIMESA, Calif. (KABC) --A vigil was planned Friday night at Mesa View Middle School in Calimesa, where the parents of a 13-year old girl say she was bullied so badly, she eventually took her own life.
Charlene Avila and her husband, along with the rest of the family, are saying goodbye to their daughter, Rosalie.
"She kept a journal or a diary of the people who hurt her and people that called her ugly and just putting her down," shared Rosalie's mother.
ABC News 7, December 1, 2017
More women are concerned about cyberbullying than men
"Talk about macho men.
A group called ReportLinker conducted a study of cyberbullying that found 45 percent of young women were very concerned about being attacked on social media while 38 percent of young men say they are not concerned at all. (Maybe that's because they are the ones doing the bullying.)
In case you want to be cyberbullied or want to do it to others, you should know that 24 percent said it occurred most in text messages, 23 percent on Facebook, 21 percent on Instagram, 21 percent on Twitter and 10 percent on Snapchat."
NY Post, June 26, 2017
Why is There So Much Bullying in Schools?
"Imagine if, at your workplace, you were constantly harassed, humiliated, and even physically attacked. You would probably dread going to work and call in sick often to avoid it. You may talk to your boss or someone in HR to see if the problem could be fixed. If it couldn't, you would quit. You may even file charges if you were physically harmed, or take out a restraining order against your perpetrators. You have recourse. You have options. You have choice.
Children who are bullied in school have very few choices and very little recourse. Required by law to attend an assigned public school, many children and their parents have minimal agency to withdraw from a bullying scenario. Some parents will look for alternative schooling options for their bullied children, like private schools, charter schools, online schools, or homeschooling. But for many families these choices are not available or accessible."
Intellectual Takeout, July 27, 2017
Bronx student who fatally stabbed classmate was relentlessly mocked with homophobic slurs, friends say
"A Bronx teen accused of fatally stabbing a bullying classmate was tormented with homophobic and racist slurs until he finally exploded, according to family friends.
The abuse heaped upon Abel Cedeno, 18, was previously reported to officials at his Bronx high school without any response, said friend Savannah Hornbeck before the accused killer's Thursday arraignment."
NY Daily News, September 28, 2017
'Exposing' in schools raising concern for educators, counselors
"It's a practice some Nashville kids have nicknamed "exposing:" Secretly taking a cell phone video or photo of other kids, in a compromising sexual position, then sharing those images on social media or via cell phone.
The images have proliferated on some social media sites in Nashville under multiple variations of the name "exposing" or "THOT" - shorthand for, among other similar phrases, "that h- over there.""
USAToday, October 1, 2017
Former University Of Hartford Student Faces Hate Crime Charge In Case Involving Former Roommate
"Brianna Rae Brochu faces a hate crime charge in a case involving her former roommate at the University of Hartford, West Hartford Police said Wednesday. The university said Wednesday that Brochu is no longer a student there.
Brochu, 18, was arrested on Saturday after admitting to police that she licked her roommate's dining utensils and smeared bodily fluid on the woman's backpack."
Hartford Courant, November 1, 2017
Family of boy who hanged himself sues Brooklyn Catholic school for ignoring bullying
Daniel Fitzpatrick, 13, slipped a belt around his neck and hanged himself in the attic of his Staten Island home on Aug. 11, after months of relentless bullying at the hands of students and even several teachers, a lawsuit charges.
The Holy Angels Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge, along with Principal Rosemarie McGoldrick and the Diocese of Brooklyn, were named as defendants for also failing to enforce their anti-bullying program. The principal couldn't be reached on Wednesday.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, January 26, 2017
Texas high school student commits suicide after years of cyberbullying, family says
Brandy Vela, 18, was a senior at Texas City High School in Houston.
Brandy's sister, Jacqueline Vela, 22, says she ran upstairs to find her sister in tears, with her back to the wall and a gun pointed at her chest.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, December 1, 2016
Victorian teen's powerful letter to students after gang rape
In the months before Cassidy Trevan took her own life she knew what she wanted to do - she wanted to warn her old classmates about bullying.
The 15-year-old Victorian schoolgirl was bravely drafting a letter detailing the horrific abuse she endured at the hands of her bullies, which ended in the ringleader orchestrating her gang rape at the age of 13.
http://www.9news.com.au, February 13, 2017
Cancer survivor, 11, commits suicide after she was bullied in middle school
Bethany Thompson was a student at the Triad Middle School in North Lewisburg, Ohio. She survived brain cancer eight years ago with the removal of a tumor that left her with a "crooked smile," her father, Paul Thompson, told The Columbus Dispatch.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, November 1, 2016
Bullying seen as cause in the suicide of 17-year-old Kenneth Suttner
Suttner was a 17-year-old junior at Glasgow High School. Now, his former manager at Dairy Queen is accused of subjecting him to harassment and may face a charge of manslaughter.
https://www.columbiamissourian.com, January 31, 2017
Little Iowa girl has 'loser' written on her forehead by school bus bullies
Raeann Long told her family that two girls on a bus from her school in Council Bluffs held her down and began drawing on her face, leaving her marked with a mustache as well.
Her grandmother Debra Dabney told the Daily News that the bullying last week still affects the little student, saying "I'm sure it's on her mind every time she gets on that bus.".
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 8, 2017
Staten Island boy, 13, kills self after Holy Angels Catholic Academy staff ‘didn’t do anything’ to stop bullying
Before he took his own life, Daniel Fitzpatrick, taunted and bullied, wrote a final, heartbreaking letter lamenting that nearly no one tried to help him.
The 13-year-old Staten Island boy, mercilessly badgered over his weight, grades and his innocent heart, pleaded to his school for help.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 18, 2016
Family says West Virginia boy, 9, was driven to suicide by bullying at school
Jackson Grubb was found dead on Saturday by his sister, who told WVVA that she made the gruesome discovery when she walked into his bedroom to cheer him up with a frog she had found.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 15, 2016
Florida teen commits suicide after bullies post nude Snapchat video of her filmed without permission
Tovonna Holton took a gun from her mother’s purse and fatally shot herself in a bathroom Sunday night at her family’s Tampa-area home, her relatives told WFLA-TV. Tovonna complained hours before her death about naked pictures her friends took of her without her permission, the family said.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 9, 2016
A 10-year-old with special needs was set on fire by another child. Premeditated? Or accidental?
Ten-year-old Kayden Culp, a special-needs child who has a hearing impairment and speaks with a lisp, had been bullied in the past, relatives said.
Other boys he considered his friends “would make fun of him and pick on him and tease him,” his mother, Tristyn Hatchett, told the San Antonio Express‑News. “He was usually the brunt of that kind of joke, but he kept playing with them.”
www.washingtonpost.com, October 7, 2016
Three Boys Dragged Girl by Rope Around Her Neck During a School Trip, Says Lawsuit
Last April at an overnight school campout, three white boys allegedly wrapped a rope swing around a black girl’s neck, knocked her to the ground, and dragged her. She had been bullied for months, with the school doing nothing to stop it. On Monday, her parents filed a $3 million lawsuit
nymag.com, June 14, 2016
Pennsylvania mom cyberbullied son's ex-girlfriend by posting naked picture of her, taken when girl was 12, on Facebook
A Pennsylvania mom cyberbullied her son's ex-girlfriend by posting a naked picture of her online — taken when the girl was 12, authorities say.
The girl had taken the picture in 2013 and sent it to Danita Michaux's son, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. The picture shows the girl from the waist up.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 8, 2016
Teen stands up for blind classmate, punches high school bully to ground
A California teenager is being hailed a hero after he rushed to the defense of a blind classmate and knocked a purported school bully to the ground.
Shocking video of the fight, recorded by a bystander, shows the teen tormenter repeatedly beating his blind peer on the head.
Another student quickly leaps in, stopping the pounding with a single punch.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 24, 2015
Amazon, University of Pennsylvania sued by family of student who killed herself with cyanide allegedly purchased online
Amazon and the University of Pennsylvania are being sued by the family of a student who killed herself two years ago with cyanide she allegedly purchased without a problem from the online retailer.
The suit says the school ignored Arya Singh's claims of a sexual assault — leading to a two-year downward spiral culminating in her cyanide suicide.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 4, 2015
Susan Wagner High School suspends football as it investigates alleged hazing incident at training camp
Susan E. Wagner High School announced it has suspended football practices and games while it investigates accusations of hazing at an upstate training camp.
"Allegations of student misconduct have surfaced from within our school's football team while players were away last week attending football camp in Copake, N.Y.," the Sea View school's principal, Gary Giordano, said in a letter to parents this week.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 2, 2015
Angry parents sending death threats on social media to their children's teachers, shocking survey reveals
Three out of four teachers in in the U.K. have said parents' behavior toward them has become more obnoxious in the last five years.
The poll of 796 teachers in England and Wales also revealed that the parents of younger pupils tend to be more verbally aggressive to teachers.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 29, 2015
Illinois teen with Asperger's is beaten up by peers, asks them learn about syndrome in lieu of pressing charges
An Illinois teen with Asperger's syndrome allegedly declined to press charges against the heartless bullies who beat him up for being different — but he did ask them to learn about what it's like to have autism.
Gavin Joseph suffered a mild concussion, a bruised esophagus and a fractured nose when a group of teenagers attacked him last month to "teach him a lesson" about being "weird" and "creepy," his mom, Cortnie Stone, wrote on Facebook.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 06, 2015
Ex-Texas judge charged with posting former girlfriends' pics in revenge porn scheme
Former state Judge Christopher Dupuy was busted on harassment charges for allegedly posting ex-girlfriends' pictures online in fake sex-for-hire ads.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 02, 2015
Man accused of stalking female employee says he did not mean to imply she was a prostitute
A Wall Street weirdo accused of cyber–tormenting an employee he sexually harassed said Friday he didn't mean to imply she was a prostitute by calling her a street walker who was dating a pimp.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 20, 2015
Google to remove 'revenge porn' from search results
SAN FRANCISCO —In a significant step to combat "revenge porn," Google will honor requests to remove from search results nude or sexually explicit images posted on the Internet without consent.
Google says it will remove the search results the same way it does other sorts of highly sensitive personal information such as bank account numbers and Social Security numbers.
USATODAY, June 19, 2015
Former Jets Player Gets Probation in 'Revenge Porn' Case
Jermaine Cunningham, an NFL free agent, pleaded guilty last month to charges including invasion of privacy and admitted to posting revealing photos of a woman online without her consent. Prosecutors said the woman was Cunningham's estranged girlfriend.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, June 19, 2015
Alabama mom learns about daughter's online sex chats, history of self–harm after suicide: 'I found out way too late'
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 15, 2015
Girl, 12, committed suicide after being bullied by her math teacher: suit
"Ivan Almonte met with school officials to discuss his daughter's grades on May 15, 2014, the suit said.
About an hour later, after Stephanie rebuffed an offer to go out to lunch, he discovered her hanging from the bedpost. Stephanie was declared dead the next day, the suit said.
Stephanie's parents didn't learn the full extent of the abuse until her classmates poured out the stories at her wake, according to the court documents."
Daily News, May 15, 2015.
Washington state middle schoolers walk out of class to protest bullying after classmate commits suicide
" Hundreds of Washington state middle schoolers walked out of class Monday in memory of a 12–year–old bullying victim who committed suicide.
Amber Rose Caudel was mercilessly picked on, driving her to hang herself last week, her dad told KIRO–TV."
Daily News, May 14, 2015.
Iowa mom says bisexual 12-year-old daughter committed suicide after bullying at school
"Alyssa hanged herself in the family garage April 9.
'I'm sorry ... for everything ... I just can't anymore ... I love you ALL Goodbye,' she wrote in a note, according to the Des Moines Register."
Daily News, April 30, 2015.
Texas teen, 14, found dead in suspected suicide; family says he was bullied
"Raymond Howell Jr., a freshman at McKinney Boyd High School, was found dead from a gunshot wound near a drainage ditch Thursday morning, the McKinney Courier–Gazette reported.
Family, speaking to CBS 11, said the teen had been bullied and recently asked for a transfer of schools."
Daily News, April 03, 2015.
The health risks of cyberbullying in college
"What about college students? After all, they're the most frequent users of digital technology and social media sites. Will their increased maturity and experience keep them safe?
Not so much, according to a new study from the University of Washington. Questioning 265 girls enrolled in four colleges, researchers found college–age females just as likely to suffer the negative effects of cyberbullying as younger adolescents.
'That's a jump off the page,' said study co–author Dr. Megan Moreno. 'This is the type of bullying that is going beyond those childhood and adolescent years and into young adulthood'."
CNN, March 03, 2015.
Ohio school could have stopped bullying that caused suicide of teen: parents
"'The middle school administration was advised of previous concerns regarding bullying, however the district believed the issue had been resolved to the complete satisfaction of the family,' spokeswoman Gina Gentry–Fletcher said. 'As a school district, we take bullying very seriously and have board policy and protocol to address it.'"
Daily News, December 16, 2014.
Mississippi pastor protesting with 'bridal' horse is neigh–sayer on gay marriage
"Pastor Edward James stood outside a federal court Friday with his trusty steed sporting a wedding gown hoping a Mississippi judge would reconsider overturning the state's ban on same–sex marriage."
Daily News, December 13, 2014.
'Racial bullying': Parents furious Texas girls' basketball coach called black player 'Buckwheat'
"A Texas school district placed a girls' basketball coach on administrative leave after he repeatedly took racial jabs at black players, calling one teen 'Buckwheat' after the Our Gang (Little Rascals) character, the girls' parents say.
Clay Jackson is accused of directing the insensitive nicknames repeatedly at one member of the Allen High School varsity squad and two others on the junior varsity team, the outraged parents told WFAA-TV."
Daily News, December 12, 2014.
Bullied Boy Cheerleader, 12, found dead in CA home
"The seventh grader that used to attend California's Folsom Middle School before leaving to be home schooled due to the excessive abuse, loved cheerleading. He was the only boy on the Vista Junior Eagles Cheer Team.
Ronin was homeschooled after leaving the school and former classmates believe his beloved hobby of cheerleading spurred homophobic abuse, according to KOVR-TV."
Daily News, December 05, 2014.
Okla. students plan walkout over alleged rape victims who said they were bullied into leaving campus
"Norman High School teens to protest treatment of three classmates who say they were raped by male student. The alleged attacker posted video of one rape, students say."
Daily News, November 22, 2014.
Distraught South Carolina mom says bullying drove son to commit suicide
"After his death, the circumstances of which were unclear, Alexander said her son's friends told her he was bullied in school. She thought he was simply going through normal teenage angst.
'I knew he was having problems, but I thought they were teenage things,' she said."
Daily News, November 21, 2014.
Florida A&M Band Member Is Convicted in Hazing Death
"Robert Champion, a drum major—an honored position of leadership in the marching band—died shortly after he was pummeled on the bus with fists, feet, drumsticks and mallets. The medical examiner assigned to the case said the beating killed Mr. Champion, 26, who collapsed minutes after he reached the back of the bus."
New York Times, October 31, 2014.
ANOTHER high school cancels its entire football season after players were caught performing gruesome sex hazing
"A second high school has cancelled its football season after rookie players were allegedly forced to sexually assault each other in humiliating initiation rites, according to officials."
dailymail.co.uk, October 23, 2014.
Seattle thugs beat up 16–year–old, steal his cellphone and text his mom: 'I'm gay'
"The 16–year–old was reportedly waiting for a bus on Southwest Barton St. in Seattle at 4 p.m. Tuesday when the robbers attacked. As they punched and kicked him, he dropped his phone and backpack in a bid to defend himself."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 14, 2014.
Parents of FL boy bullied to suicide at school had reported abuse: attorney
"The family of a 14–year–old who killed himself after allegedly suffering years of bullying had reported the abuse to school officials on multiple occasions, their attorney told the Daily News.
The shocking claims made by Lamar Hawkins III's attorney Friday come two days after the Florida teen's body was recovered from a bathroom inside Greenwood Lakes Middle School."
Daily News, September 12, 2014.
- Staff at Fla. school where bullied boy shot himself were told to ignore trouble students: letter
"When they were stamped as a Title I school at that year's end, due to their percentage of low income students and having 'no serious discipline problems,' they were awarded with $200,000.
'I will let you draw the conclusions why last year admin wanted our number of referrals down,' the anonymous author states.
Since Lamar's tragic death, his parents have said that they had reported their son being bullied to school officials 'multiple times,' but nothing was done."
Daily News, September 26, 2014.
High School Girl Taunted, Beaten at Bus Stop for Acting 'Too much like a white person'
"A 16–year–old high school girl in Rock Hill, S.C. told police that another high school girl taunted her on a school bus and then beat her up after she got off the bus. The assailant allegedly was angry at the victim because she was behaving 'too much like a white person.'."
Daily Caller, September 07, 2014.
Bullying Among Severely Obese Adolescents
"Results: Adolescents with obesity were significantly more often cyber–victimized than normal–weight peers. Obese youth victimized by traditional bullying experienced lower quality of life, lower motivation for physical activity and higher avoidance and emotional coping towards healthy lifestyles than those non–victimized. Obese cyber–victims experienced significantly higher suicidal ideation."
BMC Public Health. 2014;14(224), July 23, 2014.
Parents Sue 4th Grader, Principal and School District Over Son's Bullying
"Meanwhile, a few hours after the lawsuit was filed, Deveri Del Core was fired from her job in the Robert Frost Elementary cafeteria. The food services vendor, which fired her, said in a letter that the sacking was 'at the request of the client,' presumably the school district.
Handler said he now plans to amend the complaint as a result, adding a claim of retaliatory discharge."
The Daily Caller, June 20, 2014.
State's Top Court Questions Efficacy of Cyberbullying Law
"ALBANY—A law was on trial at the state's top court Thursday afternoon. Scarce mention was made of the guilt or innocence of the 15–year–old Cohoes High School student, Marquan W. Mackey–Meggs, who was arrested for cyberbullying in June 2011.
"Rather, the focus in People v. Marquan M. was on the law the Albany County Legislature had adopted in 2010, criminalizing cyberbullying."
The Altamont Enterprise, June 05, 2014.
CA Mayor says bullying victims need to 'grow a pair'
"Porterville Mayor Cameron Hamilton made the controversial comments during a City Council discussion over creating 'safe zones' for bullying victims at local schools....The 'safe zone' proposal has since been withdrawn."
Daily News, May 20, 2014.
Bullied Ohio Girl, 15, leaves
behind suicide note reading 'Thanks for all the pain'
"Cora Delille was found dead in her Pickerington, Ohio home's bedroom last week, along with the painful, handwritten page which police say addressed some of her accused tormenters by name."
Daily News, May 20, 2014.
Special Ed Student Who Recorded Bullies Accused of Felony Wiretapping
After being regularly shoved and tripped, and nearly burned with a cigarette lighter, a tormented special–needs student in Pennsylvania decided to take matters into his own hands. He secretly recorded the abuse on his school–issued iPad, and his mother eventually submitted the evidence to the school's principal. But instead of punishing the teenage tyrants caught on tape, administrators decided to call the police, who threatened the 15–year–old boy with felony wiretapping, but later reduced the charge to disorderly conduct. He was found guilty on March 19.
Vocative, April 10, 2014
Japanese kids banned from using cellphones after 9 p.m. in bid to curb cyberbullying
About 13,000 elementary and junior high school students will be forced to hand their gadgets over to parents each evening in the city of Kariya.
Daily News, March 25, 2014
California dad files restraining order against 9-year-old bully
Stephen Feuder says the court order was his 'last resort' against the child, who would not leave Feuder's son alone. Even the school district wouldn't step in, Feuder says.
Daily News, March 24, 2014
N.C. fraternity pledge died in violent hazing ritual led by school president's son: lawsuit
The family of Robert Eugene Tipton Jr., say High Point University officials knew of the fraternity's 'extreme and outrageous conduct' but allowed it to carry on, resulting in the 22-year-old's death, the Greensboro News & Record reported.
Daily News, March 24, 2014
Childhood bullying has lingering effects: study
Chicago Sun-Times, February 17, 2014
North Carolina boy attempts suicide over 'My Little Pony' bullying
Michael Morones, 11, remains hospitalized after being found by his parents dangling from his bunk bed. The boy was a 'Brony,' which is a male fan of the colorful children's show.
Daily News, February 04, 2014
3 teens admit to attacking Audrie Pott, leading her to commit suicide
The boys attacked her after Pott passed out at a house party, taking photos of the incident and later sharing them with fellow classmates. Pott became so distraught that she committed suicide shortly after the horrific incident.
Daily News, January 15, 2014
Ohio college fraternity disbanded after hazing ritual costs pledge a testicle
Wilmington College's Gamma Phi Gamma's rights have been 'permanently extinguished' by a judicial board following a senseless Halloween ritual involving Icy Hot and balled-up T-shirts.
Daily News, January 03, 2014
California teen commits suicide on train tracks after making high school rampage threat
Deputies were sweeping an evacuated Moorpark High School for danger when they learned that the 16-year-old suspect had taken his own life by stepping in front of a passenger train.
Daily News, December 20, 2013
Baruch College freshman, 19, dies during fraternity 'pledging event' in Pennsylvania
Chen 'Michael' Deng died of a massive head injury at a Wilkes-Barre hospital after allegedly participating in an 'unsanctioned fraternity pledging event.'
Daily News, December 11, 2013
San Jose State University students charged with hate crimes for racist bullying of black roommate
Daily News, November 22, 2013
Rebecca Ann Sedwick, 12–Year–Old Florida Girl, Commits Suicide After Online Bullying
Huffington Post, September 12, 2013
Dolphins coaches told Richie Incognito to toughen up Jonathan Martin: report
If true, the revelation would further bring into question the role of head coach Joe Philbin and his staff in Martin's departure from Miami.
Daily News, November 06, 2013
Video of California high school bullying posted on Facebook leads to attacker's arrest
Daily News, November 06, 2013
Sparks Middle School shooting followed anti-bullying video's theme: student
Amaya Newton, an eighth-grader at the Nevada school, says students were shown a video on Oct. 11 that featured a victim threatening bullies with a gun. Newton says the unidentified shooter was often mistreated and may have been inspired by the alleged video.
Daily News, October 23, 2013
Connecticut teen who committed suicide after first day of school underwent years of bullying say friends
Daily News, September 03, 2013
America's top college cheerleading team banned from performing amid hazing scandal
Daily News, August 31, 2013
Indiana teen allegedly threatens to kill, dismember girl on Facebook: I know '99 ways to kill [you] and never get caught'
Daily News, August 23, 2013
New classmate blamed in California teen Audrie Pott's bullying suicide for egging on boys who sexually assaulted, photographed Pott while she was passed out drunk
Daily News, July 29, 2013
Young children exposed to violence at home more likely to become bullies: study
Daily News, June 18, 2013
'I'm tired of hiding': Revenge-porn victim speaks out over her abuse after she claims ex posted explicit photos of her online
Holly Jacobs, 29, who legally changed her name from Holli Thometz following years of online abuse, is finally speaking out over her ordeal. She alleges her ex-boyfriend posted intimate pictures of her on the web.
Daily News, May 03, 2013
Aided by peers' diversion, bully attacks Denver middle school student as spectators film incident, cheer on attacker: 'Get her!'
Daily News, March 13, 2013
Police in California investigate reports of bullying, allegations of hit list in Taft Union High School shooting
Daily News, January 11, 2013
Undefeated Arizona high school football team lends bullied special-needs teen girl some tactical defense
Daily News, October 27, 2012
Amanda Todd: Bullied Canadian Teen Commits Suicide After Prolonged Battle Online And In School
Huffington Post, October 11, 2012
Family of Jessica Logan, who hanged herself after nude-picture sexting led to bullying, awarded $154,000 in settlement
Daily News, October 09, 2012
Brooklyn family to sue city after son blinded by bullies in brutal assault at Roy H. Mann Junior High School
Daily News, June 18, 2012
Rachel Ehmke, 13-Year-Old Minnesota Student, Commits Suicide After Months Of Bullying
Huffington Post, May 08, 2012
City may pay half million dollars for police clubbing of autistic boy
Chicago Tribune, January 17, 2012
'Bullied' Staten Island teen kills self
Daily News, January 03, 2012
Dead drum major had severe muscle damage
Daily News, December 22, 2011
8 soldiers charged in Danny Chen's death
Daily News, December 21, 2011
Special-ed kid turned camera on bully teacher
Daily News, November 18, 2011
Andover Basketball Hazing: High School Hazing Allegations Get Camp Kicked Off Campus
Huffington Post, December 02, 2011
Jamey Rodemeyer Suicide: No Charges For Death Of Bullied Gay Teen, Police Say
Huffington Post, November 22, 2011
Rocrast Mack's Murder At Alabama Prison Followed Trail Of Violence By Guards
Huffington Post, November 22, 2011
Sex abuse victim bullied out of school
One of the Penn State sex abuse victims has been bullied so badly he has left his high school.
CNN, November 21, 2011
Myrl Serra, Former Montrose DA, Pleads Guilty To Unlawful Sexual Contact
Huffington Post, October 20, 2011
Pols stand up to bullies: Bill aims to treat 'bullycide' as manslaughter, cyberbullying as stalking
Daily News, October 18, 2011
Jamie Hubley, Gay 15-Year-Old Ottawa, Canada Teen Commits Suicide, Cites Depression, School Troubles
Huffington Post Canada, October 18, 2011
CNN study: Schoolyard bullies not just preying on the weak
CNN, October 12, 2011
Mitchell Wilson Suicide: Boy's Death Raises Bullying Concerns
Huffington Post Canada, September 29, 2011
The Problem with "It Gets Better"
The Zero, October 10, 2010
Dharun Ravi indicted on 15 counts tied to spying on, suicide of Rutgers roommate Tyler Clementi
Daily News, April 20, 2011
Tyler Clementi's parents give woman accused of driving son to suicide a break
Daily News, May 06, 2011
Minnesota teens Haylee Fentress and Paige Moravetz kill selves during sleepover in 'suicide pact'
Daily News, April 21, 2011
Cruel hoax tricks Australian dad Ashley Russell into thinking daughter Alice Byron was dead in Japan
Daily News, March 16, 2011
Facebook bully jailed: Death threat girl, 18, is first person put behind bars for vicious internet campaign
The Daily Mail, August 21, 2010
Victims of Bullying Suffer Academically as Well, Psychologists Report
ScienceDaily, August 20, 2010
Online Bullies Pull Schools Into the Fray
New York Times, June 27, 2010
The agony of a girl who just wanted to fit in
The Boston Globe, June 20, 2010
Seventh grader was punched, kicked and shoved ... but DOE slow to find student a new school
Daily News, June 19, 2010
Long Island teen Christopher Franko charged in SECOND plot on his old high school
Daily News, June 9, 2010
Is your child being bullied? How to know, cope and make it stop
CNN.com, March 30, 2010
Alexis Pilkington Facebook Nightmare: Cyber Bullies, Teen Suicide
RightJuris.com, March 24, 2010
School 'Fight Club': Queens wrestling teacher told kids to punch classmate, ex-student says
Daily News, February 3, 2010
Teen's suicide prompts a look at bullying
Boston Globe, January 24, 2010
Parents of Holly Grogan, 15, blame Facebook for teen's suicide
New York Daily News, September 21, 2009
Girl's stalker gets 10-year prison term
"DiMango was touched by Xochil's description of how she was traumatized by the attack—then revictimized by bullies who pick fights because the media hailed her pluck and courage." New York Daily News, August 27, 2009
Teen becomes first jailed in U.K. for cyberbullying
CNET News, August 21, 2009
Pittsburgh mom sues school district, saying bullies drove teen daughter to anorexia
The New York Daily News, August 20, 2009
Missouri woman charged in cyber-bully case
The Los Angeles Times, August 19, 2009
Brain Scans Show Bullies Enjoy Others' Pain
USNews.com, November 7, 2008
Mom of teen charged with bullying South Hadley H.S. student Phoebe Prince into suicide blames victim Mom of boy who killed himself near where suicide teen Phoebe Prince lived blames the schools
Daily News, March 30, 2010
Daily News, March 31, 2010
Governor Quinn Signs Law to Reduce Bullying in Schools
Illinois Government News Network, June 27, 2010
Internet Gives Teenage Bullies Weapons to Wound From Afar
New York Times, August 26, 2004
Secret Service Safe School Initiative Threat Assessment Study (PDF)
A study of school violence, completed in 2002 by the Secret Service in partnership with the US Department of Education
Where the Bullies Are ...
Reuters, June 12, 2002
B.C. Girl Convicted in School Bullying Tragedy
CBC News, March 26, 2002
The Boston Globe, March 3, 2002
The Observer, March 3, 2002
Bullied Girl Planned Her Funeral
BBC News, January 28, 2002
Clampdown on School Bullies
BBC News, January 24, 2002
Hostile Hallways: Bullying, Teasing, and Sexual Harassment in School
Summary of a report on sexual harassment and bullying in U.S. schools from the American Association of University Women, 2001
Widespread Sexual Harassment Found in U.S. Schools
Reuters, June 6, 2001
Hatred in the Hallways
Report from Human Rights Watch on violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students in U.S. schools. Released May 2001. Includes info on coping with harassment and violence, educator inaction, role of school counselors, and legal standards.
Study Says Student Bullying Widespread
The Associated Press, April 24, 2001
Taking the Fight Out of Bullies
The Palm Beach Post, April 10, 2001
Colorado Set to Pass School Bullying Law
ABCNews, March 19, 2001
Bullying For More Than Milk Money; Japan's Schoolyard Thugs Have Become Brazen Extortionists
Los Angeles Times, May 18, 2000
School for Bullying Victims
BBC News, January 21, 2000
Bullying, depression, and suicidal ideation in Finnish adolescents: school survey
British Medical Journal, August 7, 1999
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Bully-Boy & Gossip-Girl
P.O. Box 5023
Ottawa, ON K2C 3H3
Publishers of Bully-Boy & Gossip-Girl, a comic book that teaches children grades K - 6 how to help end bullying. Includes teacher lesson plan.
Bullycide Memorial Page
A Web site memorializing those who committed suicide as a result of being bullied
Bullying Information For Parents & Teachers
Bullying information from the London, Ontario (Canada) Family Court
Bullying, Depression, Bullycide: The Story of Jared Benjamin High
A Web site devoted to the story of Jared Benjamin High, a child who was bullied, and committed suicide as a result of that bullying
The Center for Children
Organization that defines bullying and suggests ways to mitigate bullying and deal with the consequences.
Kidpower Central Office
P.O. Box 1212
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Toll free (U.S. only): (800) 467-6997/ (0) 1 (831) 426-4407
Fax: (831) 426-4480
Kid Power Central's Bullying section.
Peaceful Schools International
PO Box 660
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
Canada B0S 1A0
Telephone: 902-532-1111 or toll free anywhere in North America 866-532-0228
Safe Schools Coalition
Public Health - Seattle & King County
10501 Meridian Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98133
Toll-free: 1-877-SAFE-SAFE (1-877-723-3723)
Educating and advocating for schools free of bullying, harrassment, and violence based on sexual orientation.
Steps To Respect Bullying Prevention Program
Committee for Children
568 First Avenue South, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98104
Steps to Respect
Bullying prevention program, includes research on bullying, consequences, solutions for parents and teachers, information on peer groups and social skills for children.
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