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Young inventors are making "Bully No More" App

Published on April 26, 2016

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Seven fifth graders at Lucille Moore Elementary in Panama City are hoping a new app, Bully No More App, will help bullying victims gain some power when there's no grown up around.

"I was so hurt that someone would be so shallow and will hurt someone just to make themselves feel better," Jazmira Guzman said. "That's why we're creating this app. I don't want people to feel the same pain I did."

According to Guzman, it took about four weeks the app design and make the presentation.

Mount Pleasant boy speaks out against bullying

Published on April 25, 2016

MILWAUKEE -- State leaders and community members of all ages and backgrounds are working to stop bullying.

There was an event at Discovery World in Milwaukee Sunday evening to raise money for the non-profit Generations Against Bullying.

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for children eight to 14. Now, an 8-year-old boy from Mount Pleasant is sharing his story, offering hope and to save lives.

"I know what it feels like to be bullied," Kaeden Saunders said.

Bullying Can Be Stopped If We’re Willing To Do What It Takes

Published on April 25, 2016

Each year, schools spend millions on anti-bullying campaigns. Notable speakers are brought in to tell kids why bullying must stop and what they should do if they see or experience bullying. And each year, anti-bullying campaigns for the most part don’t work, according to a 2013 status report on “Bullying in U.S. Schools.” Kids – and even teachers – are being bullied while the issue of how to stop bullying remains unresolved.

Bullied to Death Over a Boy?

Published on April 22, 2016

A Delaware high school sophomore known for being a peacemaker died in a fight reportedly over a boy.

Amy Inita Joyner-Francis, or Amy Joyner as friends called her, passed away Thursday after being attacked by several classmates in a bathroom at Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington.

“She was fighting a girl and then that’s when all these other girls started banking her — like jumping on her,” said one student, who was in a stall when the fight broke out shortly after 8:15 a.m.

Zero tolerance policy gets concussed student suspended

Published on April 20, 2016

CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) - A mother pulled her 12-year-old son out of a local school after she said he was suspended for pushing a bully in self-defense after reportedly being punched more than a dozen times.

FOX 46 learned about this story from a concerned parent who wrote in her email, "can you please make others aware that may have also endured the same injustice at this school?"

Around 600 kids attend Invest Collegiate Charter School where the alleged bullying took place.

Family says 14-year-old who took her life was bullied

Published on April 19, 2016

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- A Newport News family is searching for answers after their 14-year-old took her life over the weekend.

Family and friends of Déjah Jones say the teenager committed suicide because she was being bullied by classmates.

Woodside High School sent a phone message Sunday night to parents, making them aware of the unexpected death.

On Monday, a crisis team was at school for students and staff who needed help coping with the loss.

Ask the expert: My daughter was bullied for three years and I had no clue

Published March 5, 2016

Question: My 10-year-old daughter has been bullied for the last three years in school. We've only just found out following a meeting with her teacher and principal. I am distraught. The school discovered the bullying and say they have taken steps to stop it. But really, I just want to know why didn't my daughter tell us directly? We had no idea this was going on. I feel like I have really let her down. How did we miss all the signs and why didn't she tell before now? I also want to know what to do, as I don't want to mess things up now that we know.

Transgender MPS teacher commits suicide after bullying complaints allegedly ignored

Published on June 12, 2015

Milwaukee -
It's not easy for Jill Greinke to be in the room decorated by her late 37-year-old daughter Karis Anne Ross.

"I'm still not over her death by any means, so it hurts," she said. "She was my hero. She was extremely authentic."

But Greinke said workplace bullying was too much for her transgender daughter to handle. Karis committed suicide in November 2014 and left a suicide note, saying the bullying had happened for 10 years, while teaching at German Immersion School.