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Bullied York high school student commits suicide

Published on May 31, 2016

YORK, Pa. —Billy Sechrist started crying as he read his daughter’s last words.

“’I tried telling you something bad would happen and no one wanted to believe me.’ She said it several times.”

His daughter, Shania, took her own life last Wednesday after months of bullying. She was a 15-year old freshman at William Penn High School in York.

“I love you a lot dad. I’m just tired of being bullied. I am just tired of being bullied” the suicide note read.

Elliott Johnson inquest begins into claims Tory activist was bullied before his death

Published on May 31, 2016

An inquest begins today into the death of a young Tory activist who claimed he was a victim of bullying.

The last weeks of 21-year-old Elliott Johnson will be played out before a coroner eight months after he was found on railway tracks.

The hearing had faced criticism from Elliott's parents Ray and Alison, of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, who said it should be widened to investigate if there was a wider risk to other activists in the Conservative party.

Cyber bully law 'risk to free speech' Jersey blogger claims

Published on May 27, 2016

A new cyber bullying law that aims to tackle the sending of "offensive messages" is a risk to free speech, according to a political blogger.

Neil McMurray, who runs the Voice for Children blog, said it could criminalise people who "aren't politically correct".

The law would give Jersey authorities power to tackle anti-social behaviour online and through social media.

A government spokesman said the bar for evidence would be very high.

Motorcycle Club Gives Allegedly Bullied Girl a Ride to School

Published on May 26, 2016

A little girl who was allegedly being bullied at school got some help from her local biker club.

Audrianna, 7, was having a hard time at school, according to her mom. "It could be part of it that she is a tomboy, but who knows," Alexandria Reynolds told ABC Toledo affiliate WTVG.

Whatever the reason, Reynolds found a unique way to give her daughter a boost. The first-grader at Marshall Elementary in Toledo loves to ride her dirt bike, and she proudly rides up and down her block.

Bullied Boy Has Surgery to Correct Ears That Stick Out: 'I Look Good'

Published on May 25, 2016

A 12-year-old boy has had his ears pinned back so they would not stick out anymore, a procedure he hopes will end constant torment by schoolmates.

Logan Hanna says bullies called his ears “elephant ears" and he was teased constantly because of them.

The 6th grader from Texas tried everything he could to hide his ears, including growing his hair longer to cover them.

Cleveland Gladiators honor two boys who stepped up to stop a bully

Published on May 25, 2016

CLEVELAND - Field Day is always fun but it is also a time to think about the past year.

A lot went on at Pearl Academy on the Cleveland’s west side but one event made everyone think.

Not just about bullying but the kindness of others.

One boy had a pair of shoes that were in bad shape and he was being teased about it constantly.

Teasing turned to taunts and eventually to threats.

That's when David Catlin and Cameron Davis knew they had to do something.

The effects of sibling bullying on your child's health

Published on May 24, 2016

The bully on the playground can cause lasting harm, both physical and psychological, to your children. But even more dangerous is the bully in the backyard, the one who shares your child’s DNA.

Up to 40 percent of children are being bullied by their siblings, and the torment can have long-lasting consequences, including depression, anxiety, inflammation, obesity and self-harm, a recent study says. In fact, sibling bullying can be worse than bullying by peers because the child has no way to escape, experts say.

Bullied boy takes bodyguards to school

Published on May 24, 2016

Durban - A North Durban dad, desperate to spare his son bullying and extortion by knife-wielding fellow pupils, has hired armed bodyguards to escort him to and from school.

This was after the the 15-year-old Grade 10 pupil was intimidated in class and chased by a group as he left Phoenix Secondary School.

The father, who accused the school of failing to take action against the bullies, said a group of boys had arrived in the second to last period of the school day on Wednesday about two weeks ago while the teacher had stepped out of class.

Menendez Continues Bully Law Push

Published on May 24, 2016

A Citywide Bullying Prevention Tour visits schools across the city this week, honoring the life of David Molak.

It’s a chance to educate students and parents.

“I think that children need to understand how it affects other teenagers and children who hear bullying,” one Alamo Heights High School parent told KTSA News. “They need to understand how it affects kids, it’s a big deal.”

She said Alamo Heights HS is going good things and staying accountable on bullying.

Admit it — we all have the ability to bully

Published on May 24, 2016

Bullying is all the rage lately. It’s so pervasive we don’t recognize the antagonistic behavior.

Whether we repeatedly gossip about a colleague or taunt a beleaguered classmate, these seemingly small events can have immense impact. Bullying is also difficult to address. Accusing an aggressor is intimidating, intentions are complicated to prove, and in life’s unfair system where power reigns over kindness, it’s tempting to dismiss bullying as an inevitability, designed to toughen us up for the hard knocks of life.