​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 a… » 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 aloud … » 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 of … » 8/04/13 1:00pm 8/04/13 1:00pm

Prosecutor Might Investigate Facebook Staff in Suicide of Italian Teen

Those persistent Italian prosecutors are at it again, this time pursuing a possible case against Facebook employees for the death of 14-year-old Carolina Picchio, who committed suicide in January after a gaggle of teenage boys that included her ex-boyfriend circulated a video on Facebook of Picchio appearing drunk at a … » 5/26/13 5:00pm 5/26/13 5:00pm

Participation in Team Sports May Stop Girls from Becoming Mean Bullies

For girls in high school, participating in a team sport may help deter bullying and physical violence, though the fascist camaraderie of athletic cooperation apparently does little to dissuade high school boys from bullying and fighting with each other since popular male sports like football have a way of encouraging… » 5/05/13 2:00pm 5/05/13 2:00pm

Fox News Says Middle School Anti-Bullying Class Is 'Lesbian Role Play'

When Bard College students recently held anti-bullying workshops at a middle school on topics like gender identity and consent, instructors split boys and girls into two groups to practice "saying no" in a comfortable setting. Cut to: Fox News claiming that the girls' class promoted "lesbian role play" while boys were… » 5/02/13 10:40am 5/02/13 10:40am

Everyone Talks About Bullying But Sometimes It's Just Plain Old Drama

Bullying is a problem (related: today's story about 17-year-old Rehtaeh Parsons, who killed herself after photos of her alleged rape were mocked on the internet for years), but the term is misused so often that it's become somewhat of a useless buzzword. Experts say we need to separate the behavior from what teenagers… » 4/09/13 5:30pm 4/09/13 5:30pm

Another Sexual Assault Victim Is Bullied Online After Rape Allegations …

Right on the heels of the awfulness that was the Steubenville rape case comes a grim report from a small town in Connecticut: two 18-year-old football players from Torrington High School have been charged with the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl. If that weren't distressing enough, "dozens" of Torrington students… » 3/20/13 2:25pm 3/20/13 2:25pm

Teen Girls Charged with Menacing the Steubenville Rape Victim on…

The morbid parade of awful reactions to the guilty verdicts for two high school football players in the Steubenville rape trial continued into the evening on Monday, with news that two teenage girls were arrested in Ohio for using Facebook and Twitter to threaten the 16-year-old victim. » 3/19/13 9:30am 3/19/13 9:30am