April 22nd, 2011
Washington Lawmakers Pass Anti-Bullying Bill
Washington lawmakers passed a bill on April 13 that would require schools to adopt an anti-bullying policy that includes sexual orientation and other protected classes under the state’s hate crimes law.
LEGE UPDATE: Senate flirts with trans marriage ban; LGBT youth removed from suicide bill
An attack on opposite-sex marriage, movement on anti-bullying bills and the removal of protections for LGBT teens from a suicide prevention bill marked this, the 15th week of the Texas Legislature’s 20-week regular session.
Area teen arrested for making threats online
LONG BEACH -- Police arrested a 17-year-old Millikan High School student early Thursday after he allegedly threatened to cause violence on his school campus via an online social networking site.
Boy pulled from class over high-heeled shoes
RIVERVIEW, Fla. - Students here are rallying around a boy who decided to wear high-heeled shoes to school last week; officials had pulled him out of class and asked him to remove them.Morgan Rodgers, a junior at Riverview High School, says the student, who did not want to be identified for this story, has a right to express his sexuality.
Local cyberbullying incident reported
Squamish RCMP last week received a complaint from a mother that two other 10-year-olds in her child’s class at school had created a Facebook page to bully another 10-year-old.
1 in 4 report bullying at Mass. schools
One-fourth of Massachusetts middle-schoolers and 16 percent of high school students report enduring bullying at school, according to a federal report released yesterday that puts the state at the center of the national discussion over the issue.
Bullying a problem for Muslims, Arabs, and other minorities in American schools
Last weekend, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) held a community town hall forum to address the rise of bullying against young Muslim Americans, which have increased in frequency. Many young people in schools are facing emotional and physical abused being called “terrorists” or told “to go home” on a daily basis.
New Details Emerge in 'Sexting' D.A. Investigation
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Justice Department released 150 pages of documents Friday that shed new light on prosecutors' findings that a former Calumet County district attorney repeatedly displayed sexually suggestive behavior at the office, but that it wasn't illegal.
Police to probe cyber bullying case at Blantyre school (UK)
POLICE were this week asked to probe a case of ‘cyber bullying’ at a South Lanarkshire School. They were called in to Blantyre’s Calderside Academy after sinister messages, concerning a senior pupil, were posted on Facebook. In one of the messages, teenagers were urged to subject the pupil to a week of bullying.