Nanny State of the Week: School officials bully kids with ban on skinny jeans

Published on May 23, 2016

Here’s the skinny on the controversy surrounding a North Carolina school’s new dress code: if the denim is too snug, the clothing nannies will be all over you.

The whole thing turned into a social media disaster for the school district when it decided to ask students to voice their opinion about the new dress code on Twitter.

The reactions weren’t positive – and that gave local media a reason to ask school officials about the skinny jeans ban.

Then, things got really bad.

Bully Prevention Tour kicks off in honor of Alamo Heights tee

Published on May 23, 2016

SAN ANTONIO - Motivational youth speaker Gabe Salazar kicked off a week-long citywide Bully Prevention Tour Monday at Alamo Heights High School.

The tour, funded by donations made to David's Legacy Foundation, is in memory of 16-year-old David Molak, who took his own life Jan. 4 after he was cyberbullied, according to his family.

Being a bully just not on

Published on May 21, 2016

Whanganui East School were in the pink all of last week in the lead-up to Pink Shirt Day yesterday with rosy-toned clothing and accessories.

Principal Eleanor Barry said the school chose to carry the anti-bullying message through the whole week in classrooms and the playground.

"We have had great feedback from parents about the messages that children are taking home and there have been some fabulous pink outfits at school," she said.

People Who Bully You Are More Likely to Be Depressed Than You Are

Published on May 21, 2016

Your teen years can be totally awesome, or they can really, really suck. For the people whose teen years aren’t so fun, there’s a good chance that bullying has something to do with it. While the adults in your life might tell you that once you graduate you can put it all behind you, a new report shows that bullying could have consequences long after we leave school.

Inside the school that saves bullied children

Published May 20, 2016

The effects of bullying can be devastating too – a third of all victims suffer suicidal thoughts

Bullying among children is more common than ever - statistics released last month reveal half of young people have been bullied in the last year and one in five young people have admitted to physically bullying someone.

The effects can be devastating too – a third of all victims suffer suicidal thoughts.

Tragically last week Polish school girl Dagmara Przybysz, 16, was found dead at her school.

Shreveport teen shares anti-bullying message

Published on May 19, 2016

Project: Be Bully Free will be putting on an End of the School Year Celebration for the students of the University of Lakeshore Middle School on Friday.

“The Project: Be Bully Free Rally is an exciting time to bring students, administration, and guests together to celebrate the end of the school year and to also instill an incredible message to students that we hope will carry into the summer,” CEO and Founder of Project Be Bully Free Kaiya Perry said. “The event is to bring awareness to bullying and teen suicide.”

Bully for Who?

Published on May 19, 2016

The debut of the show Megyn Kelly Presents on Tuesday featured, as its primary draw, an interview that had been months in the making: the newscaster’s conversation with Donald Trump. But the pair, despite the fact that one of them is running for president, didn’t use the occasion to talk about politics or policy. Instead, they talked—almost exclusively, in the aired version of the conversation—about bullying. “Most kids between the ages of 6 and 16 have been bullied at some point in their lives,” Kelly told Trump. She paused. “Were you ever bullied?”

Bullied teen chooses home schooling

Published on May 18, 2016

A west-Ottawa family has made the brave decision to go public with their story of bullying.

David Armitage, 17, was in grade 12 at Dunrobin’s West Carleton Secondary School (WCSS) when he became the victim of bullying. He is still reluctant to speak out so asked that his parents speak for him, sharing his story with CTV Ottawa.

“He’s the perfect kid,” says Jim Armitage, describing his son David, as any parent would.

Lawless bully grabs keys to restroom door

Published on May 17, 2016

A few days ago the Obama administration sent a letter to every public school district in America to inform them they must allow “transgender” students to use the bathrooms that matches their subjective gender identity. It is a lawless directive by the President. It is even signed by officials from the Justice and Education departments.

It tells schools what they should do to ensure that no student faces discrimination.