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  • Microsoft offers tool to report abusive content in its online services

    Microsoft is making it easier to call out racist, sexist, or other abusive content on Xbox Live and the company’s other online services.


  • Report: Anti-bullying policies should be preventive

    WASHINGTON – Zero-tolerance policies are ineffective in combating bullying, an independent government advisory group says in urging schools to take a more preventative approach that includes teaching tolerance to address …


  • Charges expected in Delaware student’s death

    A police chief in Delaware says charges will be filed by the end of the week in connection to the death of a 16-year-old high school student.


  • Schools find campaign talk conflicts with no-bullies message

    The nasty personal tweets and sound bites of the 2016 Republican presidential campaign are reverberating in classrooms, running counter to the anti-bullying policies that have emerged in recent years amid …


  • Bullying brings out worst on both sides

    As a child who grew up being bullied, the fact that I was small and anything but strong didn’t help things at all. I just got back from my 50-year …


  • Hatred and poor behavior festers on social media

    I admit it, I have a bias toward an information system that obeys the rules of grammar. I’m showing my age, but I prefer to read something that doesn’t need …


  • Medical Lake parents alerted to bullying on Burnbook app

    A phone app that high school students have been using to post nude pictures and bully classmates prompted Medical Lake School District officials to alert parents and call police. The …


  • Man sentenced to hold ’I AM A BULLY’ sign on street corner

    SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – A judge has ordered a man convicted of harassing a neighbor and her disabled children to stand on a street corner with a sign that says …


  • Washington Legislature advances school bills

    OLYMPIA – Washington schools would be required to protect students against emotional bullying, keep more data on homeless students and test whether extra days would help students retain more from …


  • Slurs, harassment common at CdA schools, bullying report says

    Coeur d’Alene school leaders are getting a glimpse of how cruelly some students treat each other, including sexual harassment, racial bias, religious intolerance, gay-bashing and badgering kids who are overweight, …


  • Musician brings message on how to fight bullying

    At Pasadena Park Elementary School, students are learning ways to defuse bullying. Counseling assistant Sue Shipton said involving students early in the school year helps prevent bullying at Pasadena Park …


  • CdA schools to develop programs to combat bullying

    An international expert on countering discrimination and bullying will work with the Coeur d’Alene School District this year to assess the student bullying problem and help develop measures to end …


  • Students use drama to address bullying

    Sergey Grankin sat on a toilet on a small stage in Mary Cooper’s Ferris High School classroom last week. “I’m optimistic about vomiting,” he said. “If you knew every time …


  • CdA school board cracking down on bullying

    The Coeur d’Alene school board said Monday it will crack down on bullying in schools and work to change the culture that nurtures the conduct. The board directed administrators to …


  • Schools say Facebook is haven for bullying

    A Facebook page focusing on a Spokane high school turned vicious this week, prompting the school’s principal to issue a stern warning about possible legal action. “I’m trying to make …


  • Students’ raps convey life lessons

    There’s nothing uniform about sixth-graders. Some are so tall they look like high school freshmen, others so small they look like fourth-graders. Individual clothing styles run the gamut from jeans …


  • Dad outraged over attack on daughter

    Kayla Novak, 15, was threatened, harassed and attacked by a classmate, and the Lewis and Clark High School student fears the bullying is far from over. The teen returned to …


  • Gaga wants to meet with Obama over bullying

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lady Gaga wants to meet with President Barack Obama about her concerns over bullying.


  • Shawn Vestal: A place of safety faces financial straits

    Kids sprawl on the couch, teasing and bantering. A young man cuts up a watermelon in the kitchen. Laptops pop open. The fridge door opens and shuts, opens and shuts. …


  • Shawn Vestal: Out of brutal bullying emerges project to empower young gays, lesbians

    As a boy heading into high school in 1980s Spokane, Terry Miller was ready for a change. He’d been attending Northwest Christian school but was interested in something bigger, more …


  • West Side anti-bullying plan includes cell phone search

    Oak Harbor school principals may start looking through cell phones as a way to crack down on cyber-bullying, but some students and their parents in the Island County school district …


  • Threat on the Net

    According to a recent report, the roughly 6 out of 10 adolescents who socialize on the Internet have relatively little to fear from faceless perverts lurking in the anonymity of …


  • Girls often bully without throwing punch

    When I was in the sixth grade, the hip girls would come around and pull on a group of girl’s bra straps to see if they were wearing one. I …


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