First Teen Gets Probation In Phoebe Prince Case

Today Sean Mulveyhill became the first teen to be sentenced in connection with Phoebe Prince's suicide. He pleaded guilty to criminal harassment and received a year's probation and 100 hours of community service. He's also not allowed to have contact with Prince's family without their consent, or profit from his… » 5/04/11 3:00pm 5/04/11 3:00pm

The Year In Bullying: A Horrific Timeline

Defense lawyers now say Tyler Clementi's bullying wasn't as bad as it seemed — but the invasion of his privacy was still a standout in a year that's been rife with bullying incidents. After the jump, a timeline. » 11/01/10 3:50pm 11/01/10 3:50pm

When Is A Witch Hunt Okay?

When we learned last week about Jennifer Petkov, who became instantly notorious for mocking a dying 7-year-old, we collectively recoiled. And some people did more than that. In the age of the Internet, when does the bully become victim? » 10/18/10 12:31pm 10/18/10 12:31pm

To What Extent Can You Blame A Bully?

The Rutgers sex-spying case is the latest in a string of tragic stories about people committing suicide after having been allegedly bullied, harassed, or violated. But can people truly be "driven" to suicide? » 9/29/10 4:40pm 9/29/10 4:40pm

Phoebe Prince's Past Adds Another Layer To The Story

Bullying victim Phoebe Prince may have been a bully herself before she came to the United States — and while this in no way excuses what happened to her, it may shed some light on how schools should handle bullying. » 8/19/10 9:30am 8/19/10 9:30am

Was Bullying Really Behind Phoebe Prince's Suicide?

Coverage of Phoebe Prince's bullying (ours included) has told the story of a clique of evil kids systematically tormenting an outcast. But now one reporter says this isn't accurate — and the bullies are victims too. » 7/21/10 12:27pm 7/21/10 12:27pm

Girl-on-Girl Crime: When Fighting Over A Guy Goes National

Harvard's racist email scandal — starring Stephanie Grace — appears to be eerily reminiscent of Phoebe Prince's tragic bullying in one way: Both started with a fight over a guy. » 5/03/10 5:40pm 5/03/10 5:40pm

Massachusetts Passes Anti-Bullying Bill • Palin Requires Journalists To…

• In response to the death of 15-year-old student Phoebe Prince, the Massachusetts Legislature voted today to pass an anti-bullying law. "This is a day we can be proud we have done something positive," said Rep. John Scibak. » 4/30/10 5:40pm 4/30/10 5:40pm

Lawyers Speak About Phoebe Prince Case • Tripping Over Dogs A…

• Defense lawyers have asked that the public stop vilifying the six teens charged with in the death of Phoebe Prince. Several of the accused bullies have received death threats, and one has even been driven from her house. » 4/16/10 5:40pm 4/16/10 5:40pm

The Difference Between Bullying And Violence

Did an epidemic of "mean girls" cause high-schooler Phoebe Prince's suicide? Write Mike Males and Meda-Chesney Lind, "this panic is a hoax." But we're not sure they understand what "mean" means. » 4/02/10 3:40pm 4/02/10 3:40pm

Bullies Charged In Teen's Suicide, But Questions Remain

Nine teens have been charged with crimes ranging from harassment to statutory rape in connection with the suicide of Massachusetts highschooler Phoebe Prince. But an anti-bullying statute is still pending, and some blame Prince for her problems. » 3/30/10 9:30am 3/30/10 9:30am

What's The Best Way To Stop Bullying?

A teenager's suicide, tragically reminiscent of Megan Meier's, has led to the creation of an anti-bullying task force in her western Massachusetts town. But the question remains: what will really keep kids from hounding each other to death? » 1/27/10 9:30am 1/27/10 9:30am

AMA Fashion As Uncomfortable As Jimmy Kimmel's Jokes

The American Music Awards were last night, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. We caught about 30 minutes of it, and that was more than enough. Once we heard Kimmel make an ill-placed joke about his 14-year old son wanting to lose his virginity, we had to change the channel. (And whatever, Pretty Woman was on TBS at the same… » 11/19/07 12:30pm 11/19/07 12:30pm