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Cops Blame Porn (Not Bullying) for Bullied College Student's Suicide

On April 16th, 19-year-old University of Wisconsin-River Falls student Alyssa Funke committed suicide. In the weeks prior, she'd suffered an avalanche of threats and bullying from former high school classmates. But police are eager to blame pornography — and not online harassment — for her suicide. » 5/21/14 6:00pm 5/21/14 6:00pm

Bullied Teen Gives Tormentors Allegedly Semen-Laced Cupcakes

We all enjoy a story of an underdog overcoming some bullies, but a California teen has taken bully prank-revenge to the next level. The high school sophomore girl brought in seemingly innocuous cupcakes she baked herself and passed them out to her bullies. But her peers soon realized something was up because the… » 5/04/14 1:45pm 5/04/14 1:45pm

​Sikh Kids Get Bullied More Than Twice as Much than National Rate

A recent survey by the Sikh Coalition has found that half of Sikh children and two-thirds of Sikh children who wear their hair in turbans report being bullied at school. The report entitled, "Go Home Terrorist," surveyed more than 700 students in California, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Washington and was included in… » 3/16/14 3:30pm 3/16/14 3:30pm

Florida Mom Arrested After Beating Up 12-Year Old To Stop Bullying

I first read about fighting fire with fire in an old Tin-Tin comic I had borrowed from the library in the hopes that I would one day be interested in adventure (no. It's the napping life for me). In the comic, Tin Tin sets some grass on fire to put out another fire that is coming towards him and his merry band of… » 3/08/14 5:30pm 3/08/14 5:30pm

Nonprofit Gives Free Plastic Surgery to Kids Bullied for Deformities

A NYC-based nonprofit called Little Baby Face provides free plastic surgery to underprivileged kids who are bullied because of facial deformities. One 15-year-old girl who received a nose job says she had to be homeschooled for three years because of the viciousness of the harassment. She appeared on the Today Show… » 1/06/14 7:45pm 1/06/14 7:45pm

On Resisting the Urge to Cyberbully My Middle School Tormenter

One of my earliest memories is the face of my mother, looking lovingly but sternly into my eyes as she lightly rested her hands on my tiny shoulders. "Be nice, Erin," she said. "BE NICE." She's told me this hundreds of times during my life — and as I've gotten older it's become easier for me to resist the urge to say… » 8/13/13 5:15pm 8/13/13 5:15pm

Hours After Twitter's Apology, British Classicist Reports Bomb Threat

Mere hours after Twitter’s UK honcho Tony Wang apologized personally for the death and rape threats scores of women have received in apparent response to their activism, British classicist and occasional TV presenter Mary Beard received a bomb threat on Twitter, because the world can often be one big, festering pile… » 8/04/13 1:00pm 8/04/13 1:00pm