Cyber bullying

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Bullying in School

You can armor your child against bullies if you keep your eyes open to the signs, remain calm and respond appropriately.

03/12/2014

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

Manchester Regional High School (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Police Investigate Alleged Cyberbullying Attack Against NJ Students

Students said postings on the photo sharing network Instagram showed pictures of female classmates with hurtful and mean-spirited captions.

02/06/2013

New York State will soon have the nation's first anti-cyber bullying law thanks to the efforts of victim Jamie Isaacs. (credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Teen’s Dogged Determination Leads To Nation’s First Anti-Cyber Bullying Law

After years of struggle, New York State will soon have the nation’s first anti-cyber bullying law. The bill just passed through the Assembly and the Senate, and now awaits Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature.

06/19/2012

New York State will soon have the nation's first anti-cyber bullying law. (credit: CBS 2)

NY Senator’s Survey Reveals Alarming Results About Cyber Bullying

Senator Jeffrey Klein polled 10,000 students across the state in grades 3 through 12, asking them to define cyber bullying and whether it should be considered a crime.

06/13/2012

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Gotham Gossipist: Lady Gaga To Launch Foundation To Fight Bullying

She’s not wearing a cape (yet), but Lady Gaga is looking to be someone’s hero. New York’s native pop-princess has announced that she will be launching her Born This Way Foundation (BTWF) in February.

01/20/2012

Kevin Jacobsen (Credit:CBS2)

N.Y. Anti-Bullying Crusader Takes His Own Life Near Anniversary Of Son’s Death

A shadow of grief is once again upon a house in Orange County, following the weekend suicide of Kevin Jacobsen.

01/10/2012

Sexual harassment in school

Study: Sexual Harassment In Middle And High Schools At Unprecedented Levels

A nationwide study of nearly 2,000 students — from seventh grade to 12th grade — found nearly half of them had experienced sexual harassment within the last school year.

11/07/2011

Marijuana

Connecticut Dramatically Slashes Marijuana Possession Penalties

Penalties for possession of marijuana are a signature away from being cut in Connecticut. While the new rules don’t legalize pot, some offenders won’t see jail time.

06/08/2011

Tyler Clementi (credit: Handout), This West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North 2010 yearbook file photo shows high school senior Dharun Ravi. (credit: West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, File/AP)

Tweeting, Deleting Help Build Rutgers Webcam Case

The roommate of a Rutgers University student who killed himself after authorities said his intimate encounter with a man was captured by a webcam is finding that it’s not just what you tweet, but also what you delete, that can get you in trouble.

04/23/2011

Facebook is now offering some help with a family safety center, where parents can visit for tools and tips on safety and privacy. (credit: facebook.com)

Facebook Unveils Family Safety Center To Fight Bullying, Privacy Concerns

Some much-needed tech support has come to Facebook for concerned parents. If you have questions or concerns about keeping your teens safe from cyber bullies, there are new online tools to help.

04/20/2011

Website collegeacb.com is sparking outrage and claims of cyber-bullying, and Drew University is seeking to shut it down. (Credit: CBS 2)

NJ College Aims To Get ‘Cyber-Bullying’ Anonymous Website Shut Down

Hot or not? Overweight, or under-dressed? That’s what posters are asking on an anonymous website catering to college students – and the website uses the subjects’ names.

04/08/2011

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Connecticut Attorney General Pushes To Criminalize Cyber Bullying

Right now, if a bully who targets kids on the internet is caught, he or she would likely be charged with a misdemeanor – breach of peace or, perhaps, harassment.

03/21/2011

Facebook Homepage - File / Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Jersey City Teen Accused Of Threatening Belleville Boys On Facebook

A Hudson County teen is facing several charges, accused of cyber-bullying and making some scary threats via Facebook, and beyond.

03/16/2011

Ban Bullying Project

Emotional Ban-Bullying Rally Packs St. Peter’s College

Along with reading, writing, and arithmetic, bullying is a fact of life for many children in our area. But on Tuesday, Jersey City schools said “enough,” and have launched an innovative program to ban bullying.

02/08/2011

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