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04-05-2010, 10:01 PM
On the "E" channel they have great true crime shows.

On tonight Monday April 5th is "Too Young to Kill." Spotlights children who murder. Almost all of them were bullied.

This program repeats every several months. It is well worth the watch.

It's not listed on their guide but keep checking back.


04-13-2010, 11:55 PM
"Cyber-Bullying At A DE Middle School"

The parents of a 7th grader in Odessa, Delaware are angry.

They say that their daughter was relentlessly bullied on Facebook by some students at Alfred G. Waters Middle School.

Tonight, her parents complained to the school board because they did not find out about this bullying from the school directly. Instead, they found out from another parent

04-13-2010, 11:58 PM
"Facebook Fan Page Infuriates Evanston School
Superintendent: 'Evanston Rats' Was Used For Cyberbullying"

Evanston Township Supt. Eric Witherspoon says the "Evanston Rats" Facebook page has been the source of hateful, humiliating, reputation ruining comments and that students who post those kinds of comments could wind up being disciplined by the school or prosecuted.

On Tuesday morning, the group still appeared, and had 346 fans as of 11:25 a.m. But Witherspoon has warned students not to access the site, even out of curiosity.

04-14-2010, 12:01 AM
"CNN Student News: Anti-Bullying Resources April 12, 2010


These resources focus on bullying and what can be done to prevent and address it"

The following CNN videos, articles and other online resources offer opportunities for families, schools and communities to discuss and address bullying.

04-14-2010, 12:05 AM
Psychology Blog with great info on combating bullying...


04-14-2010, 01:38 PM
DA, Gus Sayer, calls Phoebe Prince's mom a liar!


South Hadley, Mass (WWLP) - Superintendent Gus Sayer told 22News Phoebe's mother claims she contacted the South Hadley High School twice to tell the school about the bullying problem her daughter was facing, but Sayer says he has yet to find any record of such an exchange within the system.

04-14-2010, 01:50 PM
A local resident filed a lawsuit against the Cherry Hill School District in late March for a teacher’s alleged derisive comments and actions toward her high school daughter.
Melanie Singer filed the federal civil rights lawsuit against the district on March 18, stemming from incidents in which Cherry Hill High School West teacher Thomas DiPatri Jr. allegedly encouraged students in the school to call her daughter by the nickname “Handy Mandy” and other derogatory terms in reference to her alleged sexual activity.
“Handy Manny” is an animated cartoon show that is catered towards young children.
According to the lawsuit, the student sought counsel from her guidance counselor and said DiPatri Jr. was encouraging his honors students to call her by the nickname – and others, such as “slut” and “whore” – and she wanted it to stop. Despite her complaints, the guidance counselor told the student to “ignore” the comments and no action was taken.

04-14-2010, 01:59 PM
Anti-Bullying Day in Canada: Pinktshirt Day

04-14-2010, 02:01 PM
Beacon Hill lawmakers yesterday staunchly denied that the casino frenzy sweeping the State House has stalled a highly publicized anti-bullying bill inspired by Phoebe Prince’s tragic suicide.

“It may come as a surprise to some people, but we can work on multiple things at the same time,” said Rep. John Scibak (D-South Hadley).

The Herald reported yesterday that House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo’s all-out push to bring casinos and slots to the Bay State has effectively put the state’s first anti-bullying bill on the back burner.

04-14-2010, 02:03 PM
Parents Say Daughter Was Cyber-Bullied
Family Takes Case To Odessa, Del. School Board

ODESSA, Del. - The parents of a 7th-grader in Odessa, Del., are angry.

They say that their daughter was relentlessly bullied on Facebook by some students at Alfred G. Waters Middle School.

On Tuesday night, her parents complained to the school board because they did not find out about this bullying from the school directly. Instead, they found out from another parent.

04-15-2010, 02:01 AM
POLL: "Bullying Is A Crime To Canadians And Americans"

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) - People in two North American countries believe bullying should be considered a crime even if no physical violence is involved, according to a poll by Angus Reid Public Opinion. 62 per cent of respondents in Canada—and 52 per cent in the U.S.—agree with this notion.

In the United States, the death of teenager Phoebe Prince has sparked a national debate about bullying. Prince—an immigrant from Ireland—committed suicide in January after repeated instances of harassment and taunting. Last month, six teenagers from Prince’s South Hadley High School were indicted as adults on felony charges by a Hampshire County grand jury.

04-15-2010, 05:04 PM
A multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Clarke County School Board may be settled out of court.

A mediation hearing is going to be scheduled in May before a magistrate judge.

Berryville Resident Kenneth Liggins is suing the school board for $10.5 million. He says the board and a government official violated his civil rights and his freedom of speech during a public hearing two years ago.

Liggins claims board members told him to stop talking and sit down. Liggins, who is representing himself on the matter, says he is willing to try and settle outside of court.

04-16-2010, 01:15 AM
"Mom: Bullying Led To Daughter's Hospitalization
Foxborough Woman Says Girl's Been Bullied For Months"

"Carla Carey said her daughter has been the victim of bullying for months and despite the family's complaints to school officials the problem has continued.

"Constant, constant emotional terrorism," Carey said.

Carey said 14-year-old girls tormented her daughter.

"Speaking to her demeaning, making her the butt of jokes, talking to her as an infant," Carey said. "There were days she stayed home, and she's healthy. Her grades went from honor roll to D and F."

Carey said she went to the school for face-to-face meetings with school officials.

"They said go to the guidance counselors, and they didn't do anything," Carey said. "The school told us it was all in my daughter's head and she should get counseling."

04-16-2010, 01:19 AM
Parents miss red flags of bullying: By LEANNE ITALIE
Associated Press Writer
April 16, 2010
Some common misconceptions may lull the parents of bullies into failing to recognize warning signs.

Bullies are often star athletes or popular girls considered charismatic leaders by peers and adults, experts say. What's often missed or passed over as minor is a consistent pattern of control and aggression against other kids — behavior that socially savvy bullies can sometimes slide under the radar of grown-ups.

"It's not what we typically think of. It's not always the kid who's pushing kids down on the playground," says Rosalind Wiseman, who wrote "Queen Bees and Wannabes," the basis for the movie "Mean Girls."

04-16-2010, 01:14 PM
Middle School have joined a group called Teachers, Administrators and Students for Kids, which aims to improve the way students treat one another. Students say bullying is a problem as much here as it is anywhere, and with the help of adults — including legislators — they are hoping to change that.

“A lot of kids don’t really take the time to realize the bullying that’s going on,” said Jenn, 14. “They’re afraid, or they don’t know who to say it to.”

Conor O’Shea, 13, says TASK students are trying to set positive examples and are available for students who need to talk about a bullying problem. Adults at the middle school are supportive, but “we need more kids to be supportive,” he said.

“I’ve been bullied,” said Conor, who is in eighth grade. “You feel horrible … I know kids who don’t come to school because of it.”
Many students at the middle school wrote letters to state Sen. James B. Eldridge, D-Acton, in support of bullying legislation. Yesterday, they met with the senator, who told the students their letters “made a dramatic difference” to lawmakers.

04-16-2010, 03:41 PM
A sophomore at Glenn High School committed suicide Wednesday night after receiving harassing text messages from other students, school officials said today.

Ashley Rogers hanged herself at her home in Kernersville, said Dr. Donald Jason, a Forsyth County medical examiner. She was pronounced dead at 10:55 p.m. at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Her mother, Christine Rogers, called administrators at Glenn on Tuesday to tell them that two students had been sending her daughter harassing text messages. After investigating, the school's resource officer determined that the students had sent text messages starting at 10:30 p.m. April 8 and continuing until 7:30 a.m. on April 9.

"The administrators talked to all the students involved," said Theo Helm, a spokesman for the school system.

The students were told that such behavior would not be tolerated. Because the messages were not sent during school hours, no disciplinary action was taken against the students, Helm said.

Officials would not say what the messages were about


04-17-2010, 07:04 PM
JVM covering bullying tonight, interviewing a victims family, 7 pm eastern. HLN

04-17-2010, 08:22 PM
Increasingly, neuroscientists, psychologists and educators believe that bullying and other kinds of violence can indeed be reduced by encouraging empathy at an early age. Over the past decade, research in empathy — the ability to put ourselves in another person's shoes — has suggested that it is key, if not the key, to all human social interaction and morality.

Without empathy, we would have no cohesive society, no trust and no reason not to murder, cheat, steal or lie. At best, we would act only out of self-interest; at worst, we would be a collection of sociopaths.
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/arti...#ixzz0lPGtgzQq

04-18-2010, 02:32 PM
Bullying lawsuits expected to surge from businessinsurance.com...taking action not enough, court says, schools must ensure that action worked.

04-19-2010, 09:50 PM
A LONG sobering list of children in the UK who died directly, or indirectly, from bullying...

for example...

Ayrshire: Fifteen-year-old Peter Sinclair falls through ice and dies. He was playing truant to avoid bullies. His mother forgave the bullies and invited them to his funeral.

Seven-stone Daniel Mole is chased and beaten by the **** who had bullied him throughout his school life. He died falling from a roof in an attempt to escape. It was his 21st birthday.

Lanarkshire: A 12-year-old pupil at a top fee-paying school hanged himself from a tree to escape merciless bullying.

Wales: Jemma Brine-Daniels, 14, dies of overdose after being bullied at school ... by teachers

04-20-2010, 01:55 AM
Cybermentors for kids...it's a UK based program...not sure if they service north america...

04-20-2010, 11:20 AM
The complacency of Sumter School District 17 has reached a new zenith.

Last month, a 12-year-old boy assaulted a 12-year-old girl in school on two separate occasions, her mother said. Now he, his brother and friends, she said, are bullying the child, and nothing is being done to stop it.

According to Kristin Hart, a sixth-grade peer pushed her daughter to the ground on March 15 then kicked her, leaving behind a bruise. One week later he pushed her again, this time from behind. The fall tore the girl's jeans and bloodied her knee, she said.

Hart said that after Alice Drive Middle School Principal Rick Avins failed to return numerous calls and e-mails, Superintendent Zona Jefferson finally called her back. Jefferson examined the photo of the bloody knee. According to Hart, Jefferson brushed it off, saying, "Maybe he likes your daughter."

A member of the district's Board of Trustees told Hart the incident was "nothing more than horseplay," she said. A second board member scolded her for pursuing the matter, when there was "no malicious intent," she said. Meanwhile the boy and his friends have been taunting the girl. His older brother, an eighth-grader, has begun sending her threatening text messages, the mother said.

04-20-2010, 11:24 AM
Holyoke Police Sgt. Larry Cournoyer told 22News that Renaud was arrested at the corner of Northampton Street and Elmwood Avenue around 3 a.m. on Sunday. Sgt. Cournoyer said that his car was damaged and officers could tell he had been drinking because he had bloodshot eyes and was swaying back and forth. Renaud told police he struck a curb and he allegedly said that the officers might know of him, because his name had been in the news recently. He was arrested and later released on $40 bail.

04-21-2010, 02:21 AM
Cyber-Bullying Sends Morris Teen To Emergency Room

Pamela Jones (http://cbs2chicago.com/bios/pamela.jones.wbbm.9.291877.html)
MORRIS, Ill. (CBS) ―
CBS A high school senior says online posting and texts have almost pushed her to her limits. They call her names. Some say she should be beaten up. So what's being done to stop the harassment? CBS 2's Pamela Jones reports school administrators have issued no contact letters to students (http://cbs2chicago.com/local/cyber.bullying.morris.2.1646063.html#) involved.

She says it has stressed her out to the point where she had to go to the emergency room on Friday. The teen's family says a collection of run-ins online and in person have gone too far.

"Honestly, waking up and not wanting to live anymore, that was the worst thing," said 17-year-old Jennifer Hayes. Full story at link:

I'm glad this teen recognized she needed some help and chose the ER.

Why doesn't FB do anything about this bullying?

04-21-2010, 10:48 AM
Mom: Bullying suicide case saved my daughter
Woman saw signs, intervened after learning about Phoebe Prince"

The words were hauntingly similar to what Phoebe Prince was reported to have said before the 15-year-old committed suicide.

"My daughter said things like, 'I can't go on,' and 'Nobody will help me and nobody can help me,' " recalled Carla Carey of Foxboro, Mass.

For months, Carey's daughter had reported harassment by a classmate to school officials, who said they looked into her complaints but could not corroborate the incidents. Then a recent spate of calls, which Carey overheard, left her daughter in tears — and sounding like Prince.
Read more: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/36686284/ns/today-today_people/

04-21-2010, 06:03 PM
Paladine, the above link in your previous post is not working for me.

04-21-2010, 06:21 PM
Paladine, the above link in your previous post is not working for me.

Cubby - try this one:


04-22-2010, 11:16 AM
Sorry, Cubby...and thanks, Daisy! :)
Vigil being held tonight in Michigan for Phoebe

People will gather Thursday night in Marshall to hold a candlelight vigil for a Massachusetts girl who killed herself after being bullied for several months.
They're asking students and others in the community to take “Phoebe's Pledge," promising not to bully others and to treat them with dignity and respect

04-22-2010, 12:28 PM
Kudos to Dalton! :)
"Anti-Bullying Club formed by fifth grader, Dalton Reynolds in Florida"

Fifth grader, Dalton Reynolds as decided, with the help of her mother Heather, a teacher, to form an Anti-Bullying Club at her school in Florida, W.E. Cherry Elementary School. Dalton was featured on a local news station as she discussed her desire to put an end to bullying.

"No matter who you are, bullying is really bad," Dalton said. "I would hate it if one of my friends was being bullied and I didn't do anything about it."

Dalton wants to raise awareness to bullying and how to recognize the signs. She gives helpful advice on how to stop being a victim, like don't ignore the situation, tell a Teacher, and don't be afraid to outsmart the bad guy

04-22-2010, 12:32 PM
"Bullies issued a warning: No more

"In a school featuring a diverse populations of students, she even started to notice some of the remarks carrying a racial undertone.

“Kids don't understand the power of their mouths and what that does to people,” the special-education teacher said.

A week before spring break, this activity peaked — leading her and a few students to take action. A meeting led to the Week of Peace at Greeley Central, an event that continued Wednesday with a balloon launch during lunch.

Gang activity was not necessarily the impetus for the event, Luster said. And while Luster noted one instance of bullying, many at the school are quick to note that bullying is extremely rare.

Ultimately, Luster said, a steady increase in poor behavior and name-calling led to the event. It is a problem that every high school faces, said Nicole Petersen, assistant principal at the school.

“The message is every student has been on a journey,” Luster said. “You don't know my journey, so don't judge me. You don't have to like everyone in school, but you have to honor their humanity.”

04-22-2010, 12:35 PM
Board of Education President Dale Culver said in an interview that there have been as many as a dozen incidents within the past year involving harassment of some kind. He would not go into the details of any individual incident, but confirmed that they included components of racial and sexual harassment, bullying and issues involving student-to-student and teacher-to-student harassment.

Bordick, in a separate interview, acknowledged two cases in particular during his time at Webutuck (he replaced David Paciencia at the start of 2010). However, he pointed out that while the individuals involved obviously found the harassment to be serious, these incidents were “not something that would be considered foreign to schools anywhere.”

Culver, when asked if the frequency of incidents was unusual for Webutuck, said that it was hard to compare.

“The current administration is being much more open with the board about day-to-day life at the school,” he said without elaborating.

04-22-2010, 12:37 PM
During the past year, there have been at least two suicides attributed to bullying — one of them was Carl Walker Hoover, 10, of Springfield. More recently, the suicide of Phoebe Prince, 15, of South Hadley has become an international incident, with several of her tormentors now facing charges in court.

So the timing could not be better — and interest could not be higher — in District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett's focus on bullying in his annual school safety conference, set for Wednesday, April 28, at the Peabody Marriott. It is already filled to capacity, with 300 advance registrations.

Indeed, while the Legislature has adopted a new law with specific definitions and penalties for bullying, the only way to minimize the potential danger of bullying is for parents, teachers, coaches or other adults to intervene before it gets out of control.

04-24-2010, 04:39 PM
MASS: Bullying complaint fended off by school board
By M.E. Jones, Correspondent
Posted: 04/23/2010 08:39:22 AM EDT

SHIRLEY -- When the distraught parents of a Shirley Middle School student allegedly being bullied by another student asked the school committee for help, they were told they'd come to the wrong place.

David and Jodi Belanger told the board at its April 14 meeting their daughter has been harassed for months and hit twice. They met with the superintendent and the principal but nothing was done, they said.

Superintendent Malcolm Reid said he and Principal Brian Haas offered solutions, but the Belangers rejected them.

Obviously knowing what was coming when David Belanger started to speak during the public portion of the meeting, committee chairman David Baumritter tried to stop him from going further, stating the school's attorney advised against it. Bowing to consensus, he allowed discussion in general terms.

The school board cannot release confidential student information or allow complaints about teachers or principals to be aired in public, he said.

The Belangers said they asked for a private meeting but were refused.

Read more: http://www.nashobapublishing.com/ci_14943901?source=most_viewed#ixzz0m3ITIziO

04-24-2010, 04:42 PM
Bullying by other teens is alleged to have driven Phoebe Prince, a15-year-old immigrant from Ireland, to end her life in Massachusetts in January. Six students now face criminal charges, including violation of civil rights and statutory rape.

Four months earlier the world watched Derrion Albert, 16, beaten to death near his high school on Chicago's South Side. Three youths were charged in his killing. Students told police that youths from rival neighborhoods had been attacking each other for more than a month. Didn't any adults know? Did anyone know what to do?

04-28-2010, 03:12 PM
Two members of the Indianola Middle School track team were charged with assault last week in connection to an alleged hazing incident.

Carter Jacobsen, 14, and Trey Kuehl, 15, both of Indianola, were accused of tackling a 14-year-old teammate and holding him down before a track practice. Kuehl and Jacobsen were charged with simple assault in Warren County juvenile court, according to a police report filed April 13 by Officer Chris Marsh.

Indianola Middle School Principal Mike OíMeara told police that Jacobsen held the victim down while Kuehl rubbed his testicles on the victimís face.

carla Barber
09-10-2010, 11:32 PM
A LONG sobering list of children in the UK who died directly, or indirectly, from bullying...

for example...

http://www.bullyonline.org/schoolbully/cases.htm Ayrshire: Fifteen-year-old Peter Sinclair falls through ice and dies. He was playing truant to avoid bullies. His mother forgave the bullies and invited them to his funeral.

PETER SINCAIR is my big brother and the above is not the truth...

This is the truth....

A schoolboy drowned yesterday after falling through an icy pond on a golf course.

And a brave fireman had to give up a daring rescue attempt because of freezing conditions.

Peter sinclair was playing with his thirteen-year-old pal John Wales John Wales when he fell through the ice. They were trying to fish golf balls from the 12- foot deep pond.

It was claimed the Ayrshire teenagers ignored warnings from golf course workers to get off the thin ice.

Peter, of Landsborough Place, Stevenston, was standing on the edge of the pond prodding a stick through the ice when he fell in.

He tried to climb on top of the ice and when that failed, he attempted to swim for the island in the middle.

But when Peter didn't surface, his pal John - who lives in the same street - ran to raise the alarm.

Firefighter Charlie Bell dived into the icy water at Auchenharvie Golf Course, Stevenston, to try to save the boy.

His crew had arrived at the scene within minutes. He tied a rope to his waist and edged onto the breaking ice in a desperate bid to reach Peter.

The fireman, from nearby Kilwinning, was then forced to wade up to his neck in freezing water trying to find the schoolboy with his hands and feet.

He said: "It was only about a minute after he had gone. You always hope there is a chance.

"I was up to my neck about 40 foot out but I had to come back. The cold was just overwhelming."

Last night, Peter's mum, Janette Sinclair, was too distressed to talk.

She and her three-year-old daughter Carla and Peter's stepfather
a man who has married one's mother after the death or divorce of one's father
were being comforted by family and friends .

Neighbour Connie Dunn, 21, Janette's best friend, wept: "The two boys were inseparable. When I saw John being brought back this morning I thought `what have they been up to now?'

"But they are not bad boys. They just get up to mischief like any other teenagers and they are always trying to find ways to make money."

Peter was a pupil at Auchenharvie AcademyAuchenharvie Academy in Stevenston, while John attends St Andrew's Academy, Saltcoats.

No one was at home at the Wales family home last night.

The pond, built above disused mine workings, is known locally as The White Wife because local legend has it a woman drowned there centuries ago.

Peter's body was found just a few feet from the island he scrambled so hard to reach.

After a search of more than five hours, a police driver made the grim find at 3.20pm in freezing water and near zero visibility.

A small group of onlookers watched in silence as the grim end to the tragedy unfolded.

Just a few hundred yards away pupils at Peter's school were finishing their last classes of the day.

A police spokesman said: "In cold water like that the heart rate slows down and up to an hour and a half of being under the ice we could still have saved him.

"But undercurrents from the mine workings at the bottom of the pond and the time it took to get the underwater unit down from Glasgow meant it took longer than expected to locate him."

Last night it emerged that a golf course worker TWICE warned the two boys to get off thin ice.

He said: "I did my best at trying to get the two boys to clear off but they wouldn't listen.

"That pond is a magnet for kids trying to find balls - danger or no danger. They sell them for about 20p each and we are always having to chase them away.

A greenkeeper added: "We ran as fast as we could but there was nothing we could do.

"I felt so sorry for the boy who just stood crying at the water's edge."

Senior policeman at the scene Superintendent John Young said "This was a terrible tragedy but my personal feeling was that this was another tragedy that could have been avoided.

"If there is a message that has to come from this it is to show people that they have to stay away from any water whether it is frozen or not."

A spokeswoman for North Airshire Council said that last year parents of all pupils at Auchenharvie Academy had been sent letters warning about the dangers of frozen lakes.

Health and Safety Executive officers will visit the scene today and launch a full investigation.

Incredibly ANOTHER youth clambered onto a second frozen pond on the course - knowing that a boy had just died.

A council official revealed the boy, aged about 16, claimed he was just testing the ice to see if it would take his weight.

"I was totally dumdstruck," the official told the Record.

TWO schoolboys - 13-year-old Alan McKay and Iain Allan, 12 - drowned in a flooded quarry on St Nicholas golf course, Prestwick, Ayrshire in September 1992 while looking for golf balls.

That is the truth next time get the facts right!!!!