The grieving mother of an East Harlem boy said bullies drove her son to suicide, and she has decided to take a stand – starting with the parents of bullies.
Family members say Joel Morales, 12, killed himself at his home last year because he had been repeatedly picked on by other students because he was small and sometimes stuttered.
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Kirk Smalley of Oklahoma gave an impassioned speech to hundreds of schoolchildren at Yankee Stadium on Friday. His son Ty was a bullying victim and committed suicide at the age of 11.
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 recent study published in the journal Pediatrics claimed that bullying that goes on at home can be just as damaging to a child’s mental well-being as bullying that comes at the hands of one’s peers.
Police say a 12-year-old girl who was found hanged left a suicide note that spoke of being bullied online. The girl was found dead in her home Wednesday afternoon by her family.
A community is rallying against hate, and police are increasing patrols in some neighborhoods – in the wake of five anti-gay attacks in the past two weeks.
The popular smartphone app Vine is being misused by some teenagers to bully, and educators said they are being proactive about putting an end to it.
A Long Island man whose son committed suicide after he was bullied at school led the Bullying Awareness Walk Saturday.
Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg and Rep. Rush Holt renewed calls for passage of the legislation after Rutgers University fired Mike Rice after a video showing the basketball coach verbally and physically abusing his players caused a public outcry.
Police arrested an unnamed 12-year-old girl and charged her with misdemeanor assault.
Carmen Valentin claims her 13-year-old daughter was bullied and then beaten last May inside of P.S. 188 on the Lower East Side.
“Now, I think, America may wake up to the priorities of taking care of our kids and making sure that they’re nurtured and feel safe,” Yarrow told WCBS 880 reporter Sean Adams.