Posts tagged "bullying"

Vivian Vosburg, Mother Of One Of Rebecca Sedwick’s Cyberbullies, Arrested For Child Abuse & Child Neglect

“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” said Florida’s Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd in regards to the announcement that Vivian Vosburg, 30, of Lakeland, FL, the stepmother of…

Jessica Wakeman | October 21, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Poll: Should Parents Face Arrest If Their Child Is A Bully?

A riveting op-ed by KJ Dell’Antonia in The New York Times yesterday still has me thinking. The piece, questioning whether or not parents should face criminal charges if their teenager…

Katie Oldenburg | October 18, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Evening Quickies: Two Girls Arrested Over Suicide Of 12-Year-Old Bullying Victim Rebecca Sedwick

Two Florida girls have been arrested in conjunction with the suicide of Rebecca Sedwick, a 12-year-old girl who was brutally bullied by as many as 15 classmates. Rebecca killed…

Jessica Wakeman | October 15, 2013 - 8:00 pm

It’s Time To Cry: Bullied Girl Whose Brother Wrote Letter To Santa Surprised By Big Time Rush On “GMA”

Something shriveled up and died inside when we read a recent heartbreaking letter an eight-year-old boy wrote  to Santa. See, single mother Karen Suffern asked her children to write their…

Jessica Wakeman | September 20, 2013 - 12:20 pm

An Online Dating Site Used Pictures Of Rehtaeh Parsons, The Gang Rape Victim Who Hung Herself, To Advertise On Facebook

You might remember the story of Rehtaeh Parsons, the 17-year-old girl from Nova Scotia, Canada who hung herself after she was allegedly raped at a party and had a photograph of…

Ami Angelowicz | September 18, 2013 - 6:16 pm

8-Year-Old’s Heartbreaking Letter Asks Santa To Make Kids Stop Bullying His Sister

Children are our future, bro, and sometimes this future seems more grim than others. With the aid of technology, kids are worse dicks to each other now than ever, and…

Rachel Krause | September 17, 2013 - 5:30 pm

15 Girls Under Investigation For Bullying 12-Year-Old Who Committed Suicide

Listen up, rugrats: you need to cut this shit out. Bullying on social media, I mean. Just stop. And grownups: it’s your responsibility to take bullying seriously. Earlier this week,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 13, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Study: Unattractive Workers Are More Likely To Be Bullied At Work

Apparently, the high school standards for popularity stick around even as we cross into adulthood. At least that’s what a new study conducted by associate professor of management at Michigan…

Mary Odell | June 30, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Court Rules In Favor Of Anti-Gay Teen Kicked Out Of Class By Teacher

In 2010, high school teacher Johnson McDowell wore a purple shirt to school in solidarity with bullied LGBT youth, and screened a video about someone that had committed suicide after…

Mary Odell | June 23, 2013 - 5:00 pm

The Way To Stop Bullying Is Not Through “Diet And Exercise”

I get approximately 5,000 pitches a day from people who are trying to get me to tell you guys about boob stickers, or breath mints, or Cash Warren’s boat shoes…

Julie Gerstein | June 13, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Abercrombie & Fitch Does Not Understand Irony, Announces Anti-Bullying Campaign

Remember how Abercrombie & Fitch CEO and Biff-a-like Mike Jeffries told the world that A&F clothes are just for cool kids? Or how he explained that A&F lady sizes only

Julie Gerstein | June 11, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Nigel Hardy, 13, Commits Suicide After Being Bullied For Being A Male Cheerleader

Another bullied teen took his life on Monday: Nigel Hardy, age 13, had been bullied due to his participation in an extracurricular activity he loved, cheerleading.

According to The

Sarah Gray | April 18, 2013 - 11:20 am

Rehtaeh Parsons, 17, Committed Suicide After Photo Of Her Rape Was Distributed Around School

There are no words.

Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old girl from Nova Scotia, Canada, attempted to commit suicide last week after she was allegedly raped at a party and had…

Jessica Wakeman | April 9, 2013 - 2:20 pm

5 Life Lessons From A Former Mean Girl

Have you ever woken up with the lingering remnant of a once-forgotten memory? Usually it’s a repressed trauma, like an alien abduction or the knowledge that your middle name is Gaylord. In…

Cracked | April 3, 2013 - 4:50 pm

If You Can Get Through This “To This Day Video” Without Crying, You Are A Stronger Woman Than I

Shane Koyczan was bullied as a kid. But rather than internalize that pain, he did something creative and powerful with it. He put together the “To This Day” Project, which…

Julie Gerstein | February 23, 2013 - 1:00 pm

High Schooler Shares Heartbreaking Online Slutshaming Problem With NPR

Adults blame victims of sexual crimes and indiscretions, asking “Why was she dressed like that?” or “Why did she drink so much?”

Adults also use the Internet for…

Jessica Wakeman | January 8, 2013 - 4:40 pm

The Soapbox: The Self-Righteous Bullies Of Tumblr And Their Feminist Apologists

I’d been planning to let the issue of the Nice Guys of OK Cupid blog on Tumblr slide. [NOTE: The blog has since been taken down.] It is pretty depressing from every perspective.

Ally Fogg | January 7, 2013 - 12:00 pm

“Fat TV Anchor” Jennifer Livingston On “Ellen”

If you thought Jennifer Livingston was the shit before, now you’re going to want to marry her. A video of the Wisconsin news anchor went viral last week when she…

Jessica Wakeman | October 10, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Wisconsin News Anchor Responds To Fat Shamer In Powerful, Inspiring Fashion

When I was in elementary school, I was teased constantly and mercilessly about my weight. Classmates called me fat, ugly, worthless, disgusting, and for awhile my official nickname seemed to…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 2, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Sikh Woman Stands Up To Online Bullying About Her Facial Hair (And Gets Apology)

Recently, a Sikh woman named Balpreet Kaur learned a photo of herself  had been posted on the “Funny” section of the website Reddit, where users mocked her facial hair,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 27, 2012 - 5:40 pm