A City Councilman in Queens was calling on the Department of Education this week to increase anti-bullying programs in public schools, following the suicide of a 12-year-old girl last month.
New Jersey high-school athletes who talk trash could find their teams penalized and themselves under investigation by the state Civil Rights Division.
A Long Island man whose son committed suicide after he was bullied at school led the Bullying Awareness Walk Saturday.
“I feel great,” said Jessica Barba. “I get to go back to school and I get to see all my friends and I get to also hand in the project that created all this.”
For an assignment on persuasive speech, Jessica Barba, 15, created an anti-bullying video and Facebook page about a fictitious 12-year-old girl who commits suicide after being bullied at school.
In the Garden State, the Council on Local Madates ruled the law unconstitutional because it requires schools to spend money without providing funding.
State Sen. Jeffrey Klein is proposing statewide legislation to expand second-degree manslaughter to include “bullycide.” The crime would be considered a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
An anti-bullying video created by some central New Jersey middle school students has become an Internet sensation, thanks largely to publicity spawned by the pop star whose recent hit song was reworked for the production.
A victim of relentless taunting and cruelty herself, Craig, now 14, of Wantage, has taken a stand against bullying.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed an anti-bullying bill that gay rights advocates say is the toughest law of its kind in the nation.
Two New York City students are being praised for their efforts in an anti-bullying video contest.
New Jersey lawmakers signed off Monday on what could be the toughest anti-bullying law in the nation.