Grayson Bruce was bullied for his 'My Little Pony' backpack, only to be told by his school to leave it at home to avoid triggering bully attacks. The response from the school prompts the question: How much does adult response inspire kids to tease?
Cyberbullying is even more correlated to a heightened risk of suicidal thoughts and actions, the report also said. An estimated 15 to 20 percent of adolescents are involved in bullying, either as a bully, a victim, or both.
Schools in the United Kingdom are using software to flag dangerous online conversations for teachers. Could we use the same software in the US?
The mother of Rebecca Sedwick, a 12-year-old who committed suicide after being bullied, wants new state and federal laws passed. She also said she would file a civil suit.
Letters to the Editor for the November 4, 2013 weekly print magazine:Victims of bullying who hurt themselves or others are also likely suffering from mental illness and deserve help. But probably so are bullies. Let's offer them the mental-health services they need.Ronny Edry's "Israel loves Iran" campaign shows that individuals can have a voice. We can each add to what I believe will be a "critical mass" who support an end to all war.If we don't talk about alternatives to political gridlock, then there is no chance of inspiration or change. Ideas are contagious.