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City Councilman Calls For Crackdown On Bullying

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.

06/29/2013

Clifton High School (credit: CBS 2)

Watch Your Mouth! New Jersey Bans Trash-Talking In High School Sports

New Jersey high-school athletes who talk trash could find their teams penalized and themselves under investigation by the state Civil Rights Division.

06/20/2013

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Father Leads Bullying Awareness Walk In Memory Of Son Who Committed Suicide

A Long Island man whose son committed suicide after he was bullied at school led the Bullying Awareness Walk Saturday.

04/06/2013

Jessica Barba (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. Girl Suspended Over Anti-Bullying YouTube Video Reinstated

“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.”

05/24/2012

Jessica Barba (credit: YouTube/Jessica Barba)

Long Island Girl Suspended Over Anti-Bullying YouTube Video

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.

05/22/2012

Anti-bullying advocate Corey Bernstein (credit: CBS 2)

Advocates Scramble After Council Rules NJ Anti-Bullying Law Unconstitutional

In the Garden State, the Council on Local Madates ruled the law unconstitutional because it requires schools to spend money without providing funding.

01/28/2012

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New York Lawmakers Propose Bill Making ‘Bullycide’ A Felony

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.

09/26/2011

Enrique Iglesias performs during Z100's Jingle Ball 2010 at Madison Square Garden on December 10, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Enrique Iglesias Lauds NJ Students’ Anti-Bullying Video

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.

02/26/2011

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NJ Teen Launches Anti-Bullying Program

A victim of relentless taunting and cruelty herself, Craig, now 14, of Wantage, has taken a stand against bullying.

01/27/2011

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NJ Gov. Chris Christie Signs Anti-Bullying Law

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.

01/06/2011

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles "Joe" Hynes with the winners of the anti-bullying contest - Brooklyn, NY - Dec 1, 2010 - Photo: Kings County District Attorney

NYC Fifth Graders Write Rap Song To Combat Bullying

Two New York City students are being praised for their efforts in an anti-bullying video contest.

12/01/2010

Tyler Clementi - Photo: CBS

NJ Legislature Approves Tougher Bullying Law

New Jersey lawmakers signed off Monday on what could be the toughest anti-bullying law in the nation.

11/22/2010