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New Technology Aims to Stop Cyberbullying

A 20-year old Harvard student was recently named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 social impact list. Her contributions to stop cyberbullying led her to the honor. The first-generation Indian immigrant was the victim of cyberbullying herself, which prompted her to create a new technology called ReThink. The program is designed to detect hurtful messages drafted online [...]

2020-12-22T12:13:51-06:00By |Categories: School Bullying|0 Comments

School District Reaches Bullying Settlement with DOJ

Bullying in schools has become an increasing problem across the United States, but for one school, Federal Way public schools in Washington, instances of school bullying were out of control.  Moreover, between 2013 and 2015, complaints were made that Federal Way was not properly investigating reports of bullying from students, including reported physical and verbal harassment [...]

2020-12-22T12:02:46-06:00By |Categories: School Bullying|Tags: |0 Comments

Concerns for Cyberbullying Amid Increased Screen Time for Teens

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced nearly all students to spend an increased amount of time in front of a computer screen. When in-person social interaction is not an option, many students turn to social media to keep up with friends. However, more time online creates more opportunities for students to be cyberbullied. At least 33% of [...]

2020-12-22T11:58:07-06:00By |Categories: School Bullying|0 Comments

Online Learning Environments Pose New Avenues for Cyberbullying

Bullying is a generations-old concept that has become incredibly pervasive in recent years. School bullying in particular can have a serious impact on a child’s life, including potentially threatening or actually taking his or her own life. With the increased use of technology, bullies have found more ways to harm their victims. Known as cyberbullying, bullies [...]

2020-12-29T10:45:13-06:00By |Categories: School Bullying|0 Comments

Student Suffers Brain Injury Following Bullying Attack, Receives Nearly $900,000 Settlement from Lawsuit

A 2016 bullying attack has left an Ankeny High School student with permanent brain damage. The Des Moines, IA student was awarded nearly $900,000 in a settlement with the school. According to the lawsuit, Audrey Vacek was verbally bullied and threatened by another student for a year before the attack. She sustained permanent brain damage when [...]

2020-12-29T16:59:04-06:00By |Categories: School Bullying|0 Comments

New Jersey Sikh Student Drops Out of School Due to Bullying

A lawsuit filed against Gloucester County Special Services School District Board of Education addresses faith-based bullying of a Sikh student. The student, a minor, was allegedly suffering from bullying since 2018 due his religion and perceived race. The Sikh Coalition, a community-based organization behind the lawsuit, stated that the student’s cries for help “have been repeatedly [...]

2020-12-29T16:56:45-06:00By |Categories: School Bullying|0 Comments

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, [...]

2020-12-29T16:52:19-06:00By |Categories: School Bullying|0 Comments

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 [...]

2020-12-29T16:55:23-06:00By |Categories: School Bullying|0 Comments

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 [...]

2020-12-29T17:16:16-06:00By |Categories: School Bullying|0 Comments

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 [...]

2020-12-29T17:15:28-06:00By |Categories: School Bullying|0 Comments