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Anonymous Reporting App Aims to Stop School Bullying

School bullying can seriously impact a student’s safety. Victims and witnesses to the bullying may be fearful of the bully, and may be reluctant to report the incident. However, a mobile app called STOPit enables students and parents to report bullying without revealing their identity. The app is a two-way messaging system where students can message [...]

2021-02-01T08:52:43-06:00Posted By |Categories: School Bullying|Tags: |

Is Bullying Harassment?

Many individuals, including parents and school officials may use the terms “bullying” and “harassment” interchangeably. However, bullying is not the same as harassment. While there are many similarities between the two, there are important differences. Below, our attorneys discuss “Is bullying harassment?” and explain the distinctions. Is Bullying the Same as Harassment? Bullying and harassment have [...]

2021-01-26T14:46:41-06:00Posted By |Categories: School Bullying|Tags: |

Direct and Indirect Bullying: What Is the Difference?

There are many ways to describe bullying. “Direct bullying” and “indirect bullying” refer to the means or method of bullying. Both direct and indirect bullying intend to hurt or harm the targeted victim, and both can have serious short and long-term effects on the victim. Below, our attorneys explain the difference between direct bullying and indirect [...]

2021-01-26T14:43:24-06:00Posted By |Categories: School Bullying|Tags: |

Anti-Bullying Laws Reduce Suicide Rates, Study Suggests

According to working research circulated by the National Bureau of Economic Research, the increase in anti-bullying laws across the U.S. is associated with reduced bullying, depression and thoughts of suicide amongst teenagers. The researchers studied death rates and student behavioral surveys from before and after the anti-bulling laws were implemented in various states. Of particular note, [...]

2020-12-29T16:52:30-06:00Posted By |Categories: School Bullying|Tags: |

Bullied Teen Graduates, Overcomes Thoughts of Suicide

A high school senior bullied for years by classmates recently graduated from her Texas school. For years, bullies made fun of the 18-year-old, teasing her about her weight, outfits, and social status. According to the victim, some bullies went so far as to say she should kill herself. The student expressed her pain, struggle and unstable [...]

2020-12-29T16:54:55-06:00Posted By |Categories: School Bullying|Tags: |

Understanding School Liability for Bullying

Bullying in schools is a serious matter, often leaving victims with long-lasting physical and psychological pain. Intervention to stop bullying can mitigate these consequences for a child in need. We often think of bullying as a matter of one child bullying another. However, in some situations, the school may be liable for ongoing bullying. In these [...]

2021-01-21T09:42:00-06:00Posted By |Categories: School Bullying|Tags: , |

Special Needs Student Bullied and Punched in Texas High School

Police and school administrators are looking into an alleged bullying incident that occurred at a public high school in Hidalgo, Texas. Video footage of the incident shows a student punch an autistic classmate during a history lesson in a non-special needs classroom. The video has been circulating on social media in violation of the student’s rights [...]

2020-12-29T17:16:31-06:00Posted By |Categories: School Bullying|Tags: , |

Child Safety Account (CSA) May Protect Children from Bullying

In Michigan, over 20% of high-school students reported bullying at school. Almost 9% of Michigan high school students did not go to school because they felt unsafe due to bullying. Yet students in the state struggle to transfer schools under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A victim of bullying may transfer only if their current [...]

2020-12-29T17:15:40-06:00Posted By |Categories: School Bullying|Tags: , |

Lawsuit Claims 8-Year Old Boy was Bullied, Ignored

The mother of a young boy has filed a lawsuit against Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. The case alleges that the school district neglected to protect the boy from severe bullying. The student attends Grant Elementary School in Santa Monica, CA. The boy’s mother contends that school district employees “ignored ongoing incidents of physical and verbal [...]

Senate Bill Proposed to Stop School Bullying

Maryland Senator Michael Hough introduced a new bill in response to school bullying. The bill aims to hold school bullies responsible for their actions. It asks that school boards require bullies to do several things: Apologize to the student they bullied Return any objects stolen from the bullied student, or give compensation Attend a conference with [...]

2020-12-29T17:14:13-06:00Posted By |Categories: School Bullying|Tags: , |