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…

Bullied Boy Dies After Schoolyard Beating

Baily O’Neill, a 12-year-old boy who was bullied and beaten at his Pennsylvania school, has died. He was taken off of life support on Sunday, March 3 – just days after his twelfth birthday. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, O’Neill…

Hit That Bully In The Mouth: 7 Instances Of People Taking Their Momma’s Advice

There are some that would never condone fighting – under any circumstances. And for the most part, I’d say that the “turn the other cheek” philosophy is the best course of action in most situations. But I’m sure that some…

Bullied Bus Monitor Receives Over $200K In Donations

This is quite an amazing story. Yesterday a video went viral of Karen Klein, 68 of Greece New York, getting bullied while on the job as a bus monitor for a bunch of middle schoolers. Here is the video and…

Being Anonymous on the Internet Is a Good Thing

What would the internet be without anonymity? Even in the shadow of Facebook’s misguided cause to eliminate this invaluable aspect of the online experience, the right to stay anonymous on the internet is an indispensable facet on which ye olde…

Dharun Ravi Sentenced To 30 Days In Jail

Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi, 20, was sentenced to 30 days in jail, along with 3 years probation, for his use of a webcam in spying on his former roommate, which resulted in his suicide. Ravi was found guilty…

Facebook Kill List Prompts School Expulsion, ACLU Lawsuit

The hyper-vigilance against bullying continues to produce situations where it is difficult to discern between legitimate threats or intimidation and dark but innocent adolescent humor. The latest entry into the pool: three eighth-graders in northwest Indiana have been expelled due…

Addressing The Problem Of Bullying On Facebook

Yesterday, Tony Orsini, my son’s middle school principal sent a blunt letter to all parents telling us that we should ban social networks for our middle school children. I was unsure whether it was acceptable for me to print the latter when I got it, but our New York CBS TV station had a headline today, "NJ Principal Asks Parents To Ban Social Networking" in which it prints the whole letter. You should read it for yourself. I respect Tony, but he’s wrong on this one.