bullying

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Teacher urges classmates to jump 7th grade student

Usually, you hear about teachers breaking up student fights on campus. But, one teacher in Florida was recently caught on videotape encouraging six 8th graders to beat up a 7th grader to “teach him a […]

04/16/2014

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NFL – Dolphins turmoil

We want to discuss the bullying scandal in pro football. It’s centered around two players on the Miami Dolphins. Pro Bowler Ritchie Incognito has been suspended after allegations he bullied and threatened fellow player Jonathan […]

11/07/2013

Mom of teen accused in bullying suicide arrested

Florida deputies have arrested the mother of a 14-year-old accused of bullying a girl prior to her suicide. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that 30-year-old Vivian Vosburg has been booked into the county […]

10/18/2013

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd talks about the events leading up to the arrest over the weekend of two juvenile girls in a Florida bullying case at a press conference in Winter Haven, Fla., Monday, Oct. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/The Ledger, Calvin Knight)

Florida bullying case raises questions for parents

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — When two girls, aged 12 and 14, were arrested in a bullying-suicide investigation in Florida, many wondered: Where were their parents and should they be held responsible? The mother and […]

10/16/2013

This Sept. 10, 2013, photo shows Polk County Sheriff personnel investigating the death of 12-year-old girl, Rebecca Ann Sedwick, at an old cement plant in Lakeland, Fla. (AP Photo/The Lakeland Ledger, Ernst Peters)

2 girls arrested in Florida bullying case

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida girls who were primarily responsible for bullying a 12-year-old girl who killed herself were arrested after one of them acknowledged the harassment online, a sheriff said Tuesday. Police […]

10/15/2013

This Sept. 10, 2013, photo shows Polk County Sheriff personnel investigating the death of 12-year-old girl, Rebecca Ann Sedwick, at an old cement plant in Lakeland, Fla. (AP Photo/The Lakeland Ledger, Ernst Peters)

Florida girl was bullied for months before suicide

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — For nearly a year, as many as 15 girls ganged up on 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick and picked on her, authorities say, bombarding her with online messages such as […]

09/13/2013

Research on bossy bosses

Is your boss a meanie? This might be why. New research suggests that it takes some bullying to fight your way up the corporate ladder. Darren Treadway, associate professor at the University at Buffalo School […]

08/05/2013

Bullying by siblings as damaging as bullying by others

Bullying and aggressive behavior by a sibling can be as damaging as bullying by a classmate, neighbor or other peer, finds a new study that links it to increased depression, anxiety and anger among victimized […]

06/17/2013

Millions of kids live in terror of bullying

More than 13 million kids will be the victims of bullies this year. And many don’t know what to do about it. Clinical Counselor and world renowned authority on bullying, Dr. Steven Gerali, spoke with […]

06/26/2012