It doesn’t take much for tweets to turn from friendly to bullying these days, which is the reason why 17-year-old Kevin Curwick started a viral campaign to combat cyberbulling on Twitter
Missing the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit? No need to fret! The two-day conference held in Washington, D.C., is being streamed live online.
On October 17, 2009, Tyler Long, a 17-year-old with Asperger’s Syndrome, committed suicide as a result of the pervasive bullying he faced each and every day at school. Earlier this year, a federal judge ruled in favor of Tyler’s school district in a suit brought by Tyler’s parents.
Following a recent bullying video that went viral, the Internet has raised $176,555 (and counting) for Karen Huff Klein, the bus monitor that was horrifically bullied on a school bus in Greece, New York.
Bullying is a serious issue and has been gaining more and more attention nation-wide as a result of the recent unfortunate suicides of several students who have fallen victim to bullying. Many students have been greatly impacted by the bully-related suicides, and feeling as though schools are not doing enough, have taken matters into their own hands.
Schools have increasingly mishandled recent incidents of bullying by often going after the victims of bullying rather than the bullies. In two recent examples of this damnable approach by public schools to the issue of bullying, the schools involved chose to punish the student witnesses of ongoing bullying.
Kids are bullied in school until the point their torment becomes too much to handle. That’s when some feel they have to protect themselves and begin secretly bringing a weapon to school.
A recent wave of student-on-student cyberbullying through fake online social profiles has thrown the problem into the spotlight and prompted the question of what schools are doing about the issue.