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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: |

What Is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place through the use of technology. It may include online threats, harassment and humiliation. It is not uncommon for cyberbullies to send, post or share harmful, false or private information about someone else. Below, our cyberbullying attorneys discuss the definition of cyberbullying, where it occurs and how it is different from [...]

2021-01-26T14:33:09-06:00Posted 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: , |

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: , |

Alabama County Implements Peer-to-Peer Anti-Bullying Program

The Walker County Board of Education recently received a grant through the Alabama State Department of Education to start the “Peer Helpers” program. The program is designed to provide a support network for students. The “Peer Helpers” program will train students and teachers to become support fellows. In this role, Peer Helpers will able to address [...]

2020-12-29T17:13:21-06:00Posted By |Categories: School Bullying|Tags: , |

Babies in Classrooms Aim to Increase Empathy, Decrease Bullying

A new program called Roots of Empathy brings babies into classrooms to cut down on bullying by teaching empathy. Baby Finn visits third-graders at Meridian Park Elementary near Seattle every month. The students’ interactions with the baby helps reduce aggression among students while increasing their empathy for others, ultimately cutting down on bullying. The students study [...]

2020-12-29T17:10:39-06:00Posted By |Categories: School Bullying|

Anti-Gay Bullying in Schools Brought to Light in Viral Video

In November 2019, a video depicting a physical altercation between two high school classmates over anti-gay name-calling went viral. Shared widely on Twitter, the video draws attention to what some call a “systemic failure” to address the prevalence of anti-LGBTQ bullying in schools. Unfortunately, for the victim of the anti-gay taunting, this kind of abuse was [...]

2020-12-29T17:09:12-06:00Posted By |Categories: School Bullying|Tags: , |