It has certainly been an emotional few weeks to say the least for Flushing High School students and parents. First came the death of 17-year old Brian Spangler in December because of a freak shooting accident. Then over the weekend the death of Jarrod Nickell from an apparent suicide.
According to family Jarrod was a victim of bullying at school. One if Jarrod's fellow students has taken a stand by putting out a 'stop bullying' video on YouTube . The video is a cry for help.
The folks over at DoSomething.org have released their annual ‘Celebs Gone Good’ Top 20 list and it’s full of A-listers like Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato. Of course Lady Gaga tops the list for the second year in a row, while the Biebs pole vaulted to the No. 2 spot, up from No. 10 in 2010. The top 3 is rounded out by actor George Clooney.
Last week the Grammy Awards were announced and, Katy Perry took the time to talk about her song, ‘Firework,’ claiming it is an anti-bullying anthem. One that was inspired by the legendary beat writer Jack Kerouac.
A first grader in Boston is being charged with sexual harassment for punching a boy in the groin, according to AZ Central. The boy's mom says he was just defending himself against a bully who tried to choke him on the bus and also stole his gloves.
A nine-year-old boy in Gastonia, North Carolina has been suspended for calling his teacher cute. A substitute teacher overheard the boy telling another student that a teacher was cute, so he was suspended for inappropriate behavior.
Michigan lawmakers are pretty close to passing legislation that would require schools to put in place an anti-bullying law policy at all schools, according to WNEM. The house has already approved it, so it moves on to the senate.
Usually when you think of school bullying, you think it's being done by students. Think again. A 14-year-old special-needs girl in Ohio was the victim of bullying - bullying by her teacher and the teacher's aide.
Cheyanne (whose last name was withheld from the video on NBC's Today Show) then went to school armed with a hidden tape recorder, outfitted by her father. Some of the things caught on tape were disturbing:
A Texas man encouraged his 11-year-old son to beat up another student who was bullying and now they are both facing criminal charges. The dad doesn't think he did anything wrong and that he was tired of his son getting picked on, according to KTRK.
Some schools in Kansas City are using dogs to help prevent bullying in schools by bringing the animals in every day for an hour. The dogs are brought in to teach kids responsibility, self control, passion and integrity. USA Today says the program has been in place for five years and teachers have noticed the positive impact it has had on the students.
A youth center worker and his wife are in trouble for helping their daughters fight back a bully in Peekskill, New York. They have seven-year-old twins and took them to confront a 10-year-old who had been bullying them but things got heated and out of control and that's when things got physical.
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