The Answer Sheet: Bullying


Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Actually, the high school coach didn’t bully the band he kicked off the field

Every mean or inconsiderate act isn’t bullying.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:03 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullying

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 11/06/2013

If a 6’5, 312-pound Miami Dolphin can be bullied

Miami Dolphin Jonathan Martin does a favor for school kids everywhere.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:16 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullying

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 09/19/2013

School district monitoring students’ social media posts

District officials are looking for signs that kids are suicidal or being bullied, and many other schools are apparently signing on to do the same thing.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:01 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullying, Is This Crossing a Line?, Student Privacy

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 05/08/2013

Why it is hard to monitor bullying at schools -- report

A new report by education researchers look at what is known and not known about bullying in schools.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:31 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullying, No Consensus on Definition

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 10/01/2010

Tyler Clementi and all of the bystanders

Where were the people who knew what had happened to Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi and did nothing to help when he learned he had been secretly recorded while having sex with a man in his dorm room?

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:37 PM ET, 10/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Life, College Life | Tags:  bullying, clementi suicide, cyberbullying, dhraun ravi, gay suicide, invasion of privacy, molly wei, phoebe prince, rutgers university, student suicide, tyler clementi, tyler suicide

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 08/26/2010

Getting real about social, emotional learning

Since we know that socialization is key to student growth and achievement, why don't we do a better job of integrating social and emotional learning into school programs, standards, evaluations and assessments?

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:22 AM ET, 08/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers | Tags:  ascd, bullying and schools, bullying summit, sean slade, social and emotional learning

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 05/21/2010

Forcibly tattooing a boy isn't bullying. It's assault

Tattooing someone against their will is not bullying. It is assault. The difference matters and is relevant in the case of a 14-year-old boy who was allegedly tattooed against his will.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:30 PM ET, 05/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bullying | Tags:  boy forced to get tattoo, boy tattooed unwillingly, bullying, tattoo and bullies, tattoo and bullying

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 04/27/2010

Draft anti-bullying policy released in Phoebe Prince’s school district

The Massachusetts school district where a 15-year-old bullied girl, Phoebe Prince, killed herself, has unveiled a draft anti-bullying policy. Meanwhile, the subject of bullying is getting new academic treatment.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:30 PM ET, 04/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bullying | Tags:  Phoebe P, Phoebe Prince, South Hadley schools, bullying

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 04/11/2010

On bullying: "What are we really teaching our kids?"

By Malcolm Gauld. Our schools remain paralyzed, focused on objectives that are not only unsound; they actually fuel many of the problems we profess to want to solve. Our dynamic reminds me of an old “I Love Lucy” episode.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:40 AM ET, 04/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bullying | Tags:  Hyde schools, Malcolm Gauld, Pheobe Prince, bullying, parenting

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 03/31/2010

Make strong anti-bullying programs mandatory in schools

More than 40 states have some sort of law that makes bullying illegal, yet the harassment of young kids by their classmates is rampant in schools everywhere. But laws alone won't stop bullying.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 03/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bullying | Tags:  bullying, phoebe prince

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 10/02/2009

When Kids Attack Other Kids

If my child had been attacked at a school event by teenagers and other people watched and did nothing to help, I would be apoplectic. A lot of people would not hear the end of it. In fact, I am apoplectic over an incident in which this happened to a child I don’t know.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:36 AM ET, 10/02/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bullying | Tags:  bullying

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/30/2009

SPOTLIGHT: Bullying--and What Schools Do and Don’t Do About It

At Vivian Elementary School, about 12 miles from the site of the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School, students spend about an hour once a week talking about bullies--and what to do when they see one. Every child from kindergarten through sixth grade--and all of the adults in the school--learn how to identify bullying behaviors and how to stand up to a bully without inflaming the situation... The comprehensive strategy is what experts say is the best--and probably only approach--that can reduce bullying. Unfortunately, most schools won't do it.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 09/30/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bullying, Bullying | Tags:  Bullying