Imagine getting an email from your 10-year-old daughter's teacher telling you that your daughter has been relentlessly harassing another student about her clothing, so much so that the other student no longer wants to come to school. What would you do? You would probably start off by having a serious talk with your child about her bullying someone else, right? That's what Ally, a mother in Utah, did when she found out via email about her daughter's misbehavior. But when her daughter, Kaylee, showed no remorse for what she had done, Ally knew she had to do something more, so she got creative.Continue Reading >
In Stuyvesant Town's playgrounds in New York City, young sunbathing co-eds are outraging local soccer moms and, according to parents, offending the delicate sensibilities of their wee little ones. The weather is heating up and girls just want to get some sun. What are these moms afraid is going to happen? A child is going to see a little side boob and want to eat?
I'm a mom of little girls and I consider myself to be conservative in what I let them see and watch. I try to keep life PG-rated and age-appropriate, but I know that life is life and, as parents we cannot censor everything our kids are exposed to. Our best solution is to raise our children with good moral values and an open mind. We teach by example and there are some things that are just not worth getting all up in arms about, like sunbathing co-eds at the local playground.Continue Reading >
As if the horrific news of the suicide of Rehtaeh Parsons a teen in Canada who was raped and cyberbullied weren't shocking enough, we now learn that three teen boys have been arrested in the case of another girl who apparently went through something similar before hanging herself last fall in Northern California. Reminiscent of the Steubenville's rape victim ordeal, 15-year-old Audrie Pott got drunk during a party at a friend's house last September and ended up in a bedroom, where three 16-year-old boys did "unimaginable things to her while she was unconscious," according to the victim's family attorney.
Photos showing the naked girl being sexually assaulted quickly went viral after they were shared by students via cell phone. Unable to bear the humiliation, Audrie--a popular student who was a gifted artist and musician--killed herself a week after the attack.Continue Reading >
An Indiana mother is pushing for anti-bullying legislation in the state after her 14-year-old daughter committed suicide and left behind a heartbreaking note that read, "It's bullying that killed me. Please get justice."
Last month, eighth-grader Angel Green hanged herself from a tree near her school bus stop. She left behind a note on her bed at home for her mother to find, calling out those who had driven her to take her own life.
"Have you ever thought about what you said to me? huh... maybe not! Because you killed me everyday," she wrote. Now, her grieving mom, Danielle Green, is taking action and demanding a change.Continue Reading >
A Florida school bus aide has been arrested after she was caught on tape bullying and threatening a 5-year-old student with special needs. The horrifying surveillance footage shows 37-year-old Daneta McPherson screaming at the child for no apparent reason, until the young boy is reduced to tears.
That poor child! What kind of monster treats a little kid like that?!Continue Reading >
A bullying incident that occurred in January turned tragic when the victim died this past Sunday. 12-year-old Bailey O'Neil from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, had been beat up by two boys in school and suffered seizures weeks after the incident. O'Neil's parents took him to the hospital, where doctor's medically induced a coma to stop the seizures.
Sadly, O'Neil died on Sunday, just one day after his 12th birthday after suffering from further medical complications. The investigation of the attack at Darby Township School is still ongoing, but one thing for sure is the victim's family has the support of Baltimore.Continue Reading >
As a woman, a woman of color, and a mother, I am offended that you've called Quvenzhané Wallis a cunt. Did you expect the 9-year-old Wallis to issue a statement defending herself fully comprehending why adults would use the most offensive word you can call a woman?
You've left a nasty stain as Wallis celebrated her day as the youngest Best Actress nominee in Oscar history for "Beasts of the Southern Wild." And in case you don't realize, that is a HUGE deal!Continue Reading >
I was completly outraged when I recently heard about this YouTube video showing two young girls (who look no older than 6 or 7) being forced to fight in a New York City park. Why would anyone actually want to encourage kids to physically fight?
Police are now investigating the horrific video that shows these two children being egged on to hit each other. The two start off pushing, then slapping, and even pulling each other's hair with a group of teens in the background cheering them on. This video literally left me sick to my stomach.Continue Reading >
It's hard enough for parents to send their kids off to school on their own, but it becomes especially terrifying when you stories like that of Chase Cristia. The 16-year-old Florida teen was recently beaten up at the back of a bus and instead of helping her, her classmates decided to pull out a phone and film the whole thing.Continue Reading >
This story is broke my heart! An 11-year-old sixth grade student named Bailey O'Neill was involved in a terrible fight with a bully at his Darby Township, Pennsylvania school. The fight occurred at the school several weeks ago when another student struck him in the face many times, fracturing his nose and causing him to fall down.
O'Neill's parents took him to the hospital to be treated for a concussion where he was immediately released, but they could tell that something was not right. Shortly after the incident, the boy started experiencing terrible symptoms, which actually forced doctors to medically induce him into a coma.Continue Reading >