Bullying

Joel Morales (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Family Files Lawsuit Against City, Alleged Bullies Over Boy’s Suicide

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.

08/27/2013

Bully Free Zone

Stop Bullying: What Can Be Done From Home

Bullying is one of the most serious issues facing our kids today. While incidences of bullying have escalated in schools and on the playground, here are some tips that you can implement from home to help keep your child safe.

08/15/2013

Kirk Smalley gives speech during Yankees HOPE Week (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Man On Mission To End Bullying Honored On Final Day Of Yankees HOPE Week

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.

07/12/2013

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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

Bullying between siblings could have serious long term consequences (Credit CBS 2)

Study: Bullying Between Siblings Could Have Serious Long Term Consequences

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.

06/17/2013

Jean Nuzzi I.S. 109 in Queens Village. (credit: NYC Schools website)

Police Investigating Possible Cyberbullying In Suicide Of Queens Girl, 12

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.

05/23/2013

March Against Anti-Gay Violence

An Angry Community Rallies In Response To String Of Anti-Gay Attacks

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.

05/20/2013

Vine

Vine Smartphone App Being Abused For Bullying In Video Form

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.

05/15/2013

Ryan Halligan

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

Rutgers coach Mike Rice (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

NJ Lawmakers Renew Calls For Passage On Anti-Bullying Bill In Wake Of Rice Abuse Video

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.

04/03/2013

A 14-year-old M.S. 80 student allegedly had the word 'hate' written on her  in marker during an assault by a fellow classmate (credit: CBS 2)

Mother Demands Action After Daughter Allegedly Assaulted At Bronx School

Police arrested an unnamed 12-year-old girl and charged her with misdemeanor assault.

03/19/2013

P.S. 188 (credit: Schools.nyc.gov)

Manhattan Mom Sues DOE After Daughter Allegedly Bullied, Beaten At School

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.

03/15/2013

Peter Yarrow (file / credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Stories From Main Street: Newtown Massacre Inspires Peter Yarrow’s Anti-Bullying Crusade

“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.

02/25/2013

Tyler Clementi (credit: Facebook)

Rutgers University To Name New Transition Center After Tyler Clementi

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.

02/01/2013

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