VIDEO: Cyberbullying Tips and Resources

This video from Common Sense Media includes a discussion on cyberbullying with Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. Also in the video: three websites for kids that teach lessons about kindness, plus a catchy song reminding young people to “pause and think” before […]

Bullying Led to Japanese Student’s Suicide

The tragic suicide of a 13-year-old boy in Otsu, Japan was most likely the result of systematic bullying by the boy’s classmates, and even his teachers, reports ABC News. Though the suicide occured last October, a recent anonymous survey of students at the school has revealed shocking details of physical and psychological torment. According to ABC News, “In […]

Update: NY Schools Officially Institute Anti-Bullying Act

In a victory for bullying prevention, the state of New York has instituted a new law that broadens the definition of bullying, and “requires districts to report discrimination and harrassment to the Board of Education Department,” reports The new law took effect Sunday and is called the Dignity for All Students Act. Schools across the state are currently […]

Rustling the cyberbullies

One problem with cyberbullying is that it most often occurs while students are not at school. Administrators and teachers are unsure how much control they can exert over students’ cell phones and computers. How can you increase the safety of your students?