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.
Rutgers University is announcing a new center named after the student who killed himself after his roommate used a webcam to see him kissing another man.
“Right now we have a grieving school community and that’s our priority,” Tottenville High School Principal John Tuminaro said. “Students witnessed this, we had a number of staff members at the train station who witnessed this, so this is a school tragedy.”
Friday is Spirit Day, in which participants around the country wear purple to take a stand against bullying. CBS 2′s John Elliott and TV 10-55′s Carolina Bermudez were among the folks taking part in the movement.
October is National Stop Bullying Month, part of an effort to highlight a serious problem. Devyn Rush, a former American Idol contestant, is using her talent to help ease the pain so many kids face every day.
The numbers of incidents vary widely by district and may reflect how diligent each school is at reporting, rather than how much bullying there is.
Karen Klein’s story sparked nationwide outrage and prompted 32,000 people to donate money on her behalf. In all, more than $700,000 was raised, so Klein has launched her own anti-bullying foundation.
Being bullied as a kid could have an even greater impact than first thought. New research shows being bullied as a child can lead to bad health even decades later.
Being the victim of a relentless bully can be a distraction and even a danger to kids. As a parent, it is important to recognize the signs of bullying, know how to talk to your children about bullies and establish an appropriate reaction to a bully situation.