All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘bullying’

Kid Reads Hateful YouTube Comments to Show How Bullying Affects People

YouTube is a wonderful thing – arguably one of the top three most important websites in history. YouTube comments, on the other hand, are a cesspool. Sometimes it’s easy to look at the trolling, the virtiol, and the downright stupidity being spewed beneath any given video and think hey, everyone knows it’s YouTube. Nobody actually takes any of it seriously. …

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Reddit Unveils New Anti-Harassment Policy, But What Does It Actually Do?

Reddit, a site that’s basically run by volunteer moderators with minimal tinkering from the higher-ups, says it’s going to get more serious about dealing with harassment. “We have been looking closely at the conversations on reddit and at personal safety. We’ve always encouraged freedom of expression by having a mostly hands-off approach to content shared on our site. Volunteer moderators …

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‘DWTS’: Rumer Willis Says She Was Bullied For Having Masculine Features

Rumer Willis opened up about how hard it was being the daughter of one of the most beautiful women in the world. The Dancing with the Stars contestant has been getting positive reviews on the dance floor and gave another inspired performance last April 6. But it was her sincere and open video segment that really tugged at the audience’s …

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Amber Cornwell: Facebook Question Before Suicide

Amber Cornwell, the 16-year-old North Carolina teen who took her own life on December 20th, posed a question to her Facebook friends shortly before her suicide. The Henderson County teen, who is believed to have committed suicide as a result of profound bullying, was laid to rest on the day after Christmas–a day when most teenagers are asking one another …

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Ronin Shimizu: Parents of 12-Year-Old Bullied Suicide Victim Speak Out

Ronin Shimizu’s story is breaking hearts all over the country. We have been told for many years that bullying hurts people more than we realize. But stories like Ronin’s bring that lesson home in a devastating way. Ronin Shimizu killed himself last week. When the story broke, it was learned that Ronin had been the only male cheerleader at his …

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Louisa Manning Gets Sweet Revenge on Bully, and an Apology

Louisa Manning is getting her fifteen minutes of fame for doing what every girl who has ever been made fun of by some heartless jerk wants to do: She grew up pretty, got invited on a date by the guy, and stood him up. Louisa Manning told Buzzfeed that the guy in question had called her names, including “Manbeast” back …

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Kris Jenner and Selena Gomez Talk Anti-Bullying

Kris Jenner and Selena Gomez shared a ride home from LAX after returning from Paris earlier this week, and that could have made for a very stilted conversation. Selena actually offered Kris the ride. Since Selena sort of distanced herself from both of Kris’s daughters–Kylie and Kendall Jenner–following a Coachella incident–she could have held a grudge and blown off the …

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Taylor Swift Reaches Out To Bullied Fan

Bullying is a big problem in school and online and it is estimated that one out of every four kids has been a victim of bullying. Many celebrities are standing up against bullying and asking that their fans stand up for people who are bullied as well. Taylor Swift is one of the many celebs against bullying and she recently …

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Robin Williams’ Daughter Returns To Social Media

After quitting the sites shortly after her father Robin Williams’ death, Zelda Williams has returned to social media. On Monday, September 1, Zelda simply tweeted “Thank You” with a link to a quote by Harvey Fierstein. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself,” the quote …

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Twitter Says It’ll Work on Its Anti-Abuse Policies

In the aftermath of Robin Williams’ death, his daughter Zelda was pretty much driven off Twitter by a handful of horrible people. Merely hours after her father had hung himself, assholes on Twitter began sending her cruel messages and photoshopped images of her dead father. It was a generally uninspiring moment for humanity. Now, in the wake of that, Twitter …

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Kim Novak Speaks Out On Oscar Bullying

Kim Novak has finally decided to speak out on the extensive bullying and criticism she received during her appearance as a presenter at the Oscars. “It’s time to address the elephant in the room…the Oscars. I was very excited when I was asked to be a presenter on the show. I was excited, yet nervous,” Kim said, in a letter …

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Teacher Fired After Telling Kids to Beat Up Another Student

A middle school teacher in St. Lucie County, Florida was fired just over a year after being accused of ordering a group of students to beat up another student. The attack was caught on a surveillance video, which shows the teacher motioning at two of the boys involved in the assault shortly before it began. The attack happened in March …

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Man Holding Bully Sign Says Judge Ruined His Life

An Ohio man ordered by a judge to spend Sunday wearing a sign reading “I AM A BULLY” at a busy street corner in Cleveland said was greeted by jeers and honking, and said the sentence was unfair, and that the judge ruined his life. “The judge destroyed me,” Aviv said. “This isn’t fair at all,” Aviv said. Edmond Aviv, 62, was …

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Schools Are Bad At Stopping Bullying, Shows Study

Bullying has been on the mind of parents for the past few years. With the recent rise in cyber-bullying bringing the phenomenon home from school, many are worried that bullied children could have no escape. These fears could be stoked by the recent discovery that even popular children are bullied by their peers. Schools struggling with bullying problems have implemented …

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Even Popular Kids Are Bullied, Shows Study

As parents become more aware of the internet, more attention has been brought to the topic of cyber-bullying and bullying in general. What was once seen as a right of passage for children is now condemned as a practice that can take a brutal psychological and physical toll on those bullied. The stereotype of bullying generally portrays larger or more …

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Wil Wheaton Has Advice for Kids Being Bullied

Were you ever picked on for being a nerd or have a child who is being picked at school for being nerdy? If so, Wil Wheaton has some advice, and who better to listen to than Wesley Crusher from Star Trek: The Next Generation (or plain old Wil Wheaton from The Big Bang Theory, for the younger folks), after all? …

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My Little Pony Backpack Banned Due to Bullying

A My Little Pony backpack is at the center of what has become a national firestorm, reviving the ever-present issue of bullying. 9-year-old Grayson Bruce of Buncombe County, N.C. was banned from bringing the backpack to school after it became a “distraction” and caused him to become an object of torment, according to ABC. “The principal told me that we …

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Tamera Mowry Gets Emotional Over Internet Racism

Famous child star Tamera Mowry appeared on the OWN network this weekend with twin sister Tia in Oprah’s “Where Are They Now?” series, which airs Friday nights on the network. The show catches up with Oprah’s past guests and highlights where the celebrities are in their current lives, noting the ups and downs of success and fame. On this episode, …

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Richie Incognito Files Grievance Against Dolphins

He said. He said. The Richie Incognito saga rages on. The embattled NFL guard filed a grievance against his team the Miami Dolphins on Thursday regarding his suspension. Incognito, like all NFL players, is protected by the Players Association. They released this statement. “‘The grievance challenges his suspension for conduct which was alleged to have occurred while he was with …

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Richie Incognito Says Martin Sent a Threatening Text

The Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin bullying controversy continues. Just days after it was revealed that Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito left a threatening voice mail that contained racial slurs for teammate Jonathan Martin, Incognito gave an interview with Fox Sports and says that Martin sent him an equally threatening text message. The voice mail Incognito left for Martin came to …

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Winona Ryder Bullied In Jr. High School

Winona Ryder recently sat down with V Magazine to talk about her up-coming biker chick role in the movie, “Homefront“. She also opened up about her past, and how she was mistaken for a boy and was gay bashed by a group of young boys during her time at Kenilworth Junior High School In Petaluma, California. She also opened up …

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Boy Says He Was Suspended for Carrying a Purse

A 13-year-old Kansas student was suspended from his junior high school this week because he reportedly refused to ditch his Vera Bradley purse. Skyler Davis is an eighth grader at Anderson County Senior-Junior School and says he has been carrying the bag since school started and found himself in trouble after he refused to take it off one day this …

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Richie Incognito: Bullying Since The Early 2000s?

It looks like bullying isn’t something Richie Incognito just picked up. With the recent news of Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Incognito bullying teammate and fellow offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, Incognito’s past is coming back to haunt him. On Monday, it was revealed that Incognito sent racist and threatening text messages and voicemails to Martin, but Incognito has been a bully …

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Julianne Moore Talks “Carrie” Remake, Bullying

Actress Julianne Moore discussed filming the 2013 remake of “Carrie,” the iconic 1976 Brian De Palma film of the same name, and addressed how modern bullying didn’t much alter the tone of the movie. “Carrie” is adapted from Stephen King’s 1974 novel, and relates three months in the life of bullied, telekinetic high school senior Carrie White (played by Chloë …

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Bullying Football Team: Did the Coach Go Overboard in 91-0 Win?

A high school football coach in Texas was slapped with a formal bullying complaint after his team won 91-0 on Friday. Aledo High School, the football team that put up a score you’d expect to see in a basketball game, has scored 77 points or more in their last four games. This is the first complaint that has been filed …

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2 Arrested In FL Suicide Case of Rebecca Sedwick

Two arrests have been made in the case of Rebecca Ann Sedwick’s death, the 12-year-old girl from Lakeland, FL who killed herself last month after being bullied. The female juveniles, a 14-year-old and a 12-year old, were both arrested Monday night after the 14-year-old allegedly posted about Rebecca’s death on Facebook, saying, “Yes, I bullied Rebecca and she killed herself …

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Facebook Brag Leads to Teens’ Arrest in Florida Bullying Case That Led to 12-Year-Old’s Suicide

Two Florida teens have been arrested and charged with felony aggravated stalking in correlation with the suicide of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick, who jumped off a concrete silo last month. Authorities say that it was excessive bullying, both online and in-person, that led to her suicide. Two girls, a 12-year-old and a 14-year-old, have been arrested as the main actors in …

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LeAnn Rimes Talks About The Time She Was Almost Knifed

LeAnn Rimes has spoken quite a bit recently about personal things; in a May interview with Us Weekly, she talked a little about her new album and how hard it was to write about her affair with now-husband Eddie Cibrian. Rimes has a pretty public ongoing feud with Cibrian’s ex-wife, “Real Housewives” star Brandi Glanville, and entered rehab last year …

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Sibling Bullying Could Affect Mental Health, Shows Study

A new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics shows that the aggression so commonly seen among siblings can negatively impact the mental health of children and adolescents. Researchers from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) looked at sibling aggression data from the UNH Crimes Against Children Research Center’s National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV), which samples …

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LeAnn Rimes Gives Us The Finger In New Ad

LeAnn Rimes is part of a new ad campaign against bullying, and the country singer isn’t afraid to be brash about it. Rimes said last summer that she admitted herself into rehab in order to learn how to “cope” after her husband’s ex-wife, Brandi Glanville, and her friends began tormenting her over the phone and using social media to bully …

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