Bully prevention programs

Published on May 3, 2016

Editor’s Note: This is the third of a multi-part series focused on bullying. The first articles addressed the definition of bullying and shared student’s experiences. Today, bully prevention programs are explored. Future articles will focus on parent reactions to bullying and how the community can help alleviate it. To protect their identities, the youngsters are identified using pseudonyms.

Boy, 10, hurt after attack by school bully

Published on May 3, 2016

A 10-year-old Primary 5 pupil was called names and kicked several times by a bully from his school in the west earlier this year.

The boy, who cannot be named to protect his identity, suffered a large bruise on his left upper arm when the bully kicked him hard at a bus stop near their school.

He had earlier sprayed soya sauce on the boy and threatened to call his friends to beat him up, all this for no apparent reason.

The boy's 47-year-old mother took him to make a police report after the attack at the bus stop.


Published on May 2, 2016

uthor Lynne Curry says “don’t play nice” on the office playground.

Occasionally, you feel like you’re back in sixth grade.

But you’re not—you’re at work, dealing with the same kind of bully you faced in the schoolyard. It’s just as frustrating now as it was then, but what can you do? You don’t have a teacher to run to, so read Beating the Workplace Bully by Lynne Curry instead.

Bullied Girl Takes Back Her Life By Telling Her Story On Facebook

Published on May 1, 2016

Viktoria Dollar says there came a point in time where she just didn't know what to do.

"I didn't know what I wanted," the 16-year-old said, twisting a section of her long, dark hair between her fingers and glancing away as she spoke.

"I didn't know if I wanted to talk, if I wanted to cry, if I just wanted to go to sleep," she said.

Now, she says, she knows what she wants: She wants to share her story, to shed light not only on what happened to her, but what happens to so many kids.

Young Sikh American author speaks in Fresno on bullying in schools

Published on April 30, 2016

A Sikh American teenager from New Jersey brought his message of hope in the face of bullying to young Sikhs in Fresno on Saturday.

Karanveer Singh Pannu, 18, spoke to the Sikh Women’s Alliance at Central High East Campus while promoting his book, “Bullying of Sikh American Children,” which he wrote after being verbally and physically bullied in middle and high school.

Pannu hopes to circulate the book across the country as an educational tool to stop bullying while educating people about the Sikh faith and who Sikh people are.

This sixth grader’s poem about a bully will warm your heart

Published on April 30, 2016

H.L. Watkins Middle School sixth grader Quinton Williams knows what it’s like to be bullied.

He was born with hydrocephalus, a medical condition involving excess fluid in the brain, that brought him unwanted attention as a little boy. He wrote a poem by taking on the persona of a peer who disarmed a bully by befriending him.

Dad under police investigation after defending his kids from a bully

Published on April 28, 2016

Sending your kids off to school is difficult enough as a parent, but imagine finding out that while at school, they’re being bullied to the point where they end up in the hospital.

That’s the position Christopher Cooper found himself in when he decided to confront his kids’ bully.

A year ago, the 37-year-old dad from Wales moved his two kids Mille and Braiden to a new school where they became the victims of the school’s resident bully.

Girl takes her own life after alleged bullying

Published on April 28, 2016

A Warren County family is mourning the loss of their 14-year-old daughter.

She took her own life after her parents say she was the victim of bullying.

Stephanie Clark says her 14-year-old daughter, Destiny Nicole Gleason, was an eighth grader at a new school in a new town. The family had just moved from Wentzville to Warrenton.

Clark says the transition to was difficult almost from the beginning.

“She wanted everybody to like her and she wanted to like everybody else,” Clark said.