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Recent news articles about bullying, dating violence, harassment, hazing and other forms of violence, and efforts to prevent it or stop it from happening. 

See also: News about the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program 

How to stop bullying in schools: What works, what doesn't - TODAY
September 30, 2019

Bullying in U.S. Schools; 2014 Status Report

Suicide is epidemic for American Indian youth: What more can be done?
A youth-suicide epidemic is sweeping Indian country, with Native American teens and young adults killing themselves at more than triple the rate of other young Americans, according to federal government figures.
October 11, 2012

Abuse highlight of youth workshop
Teens will have an opportunity to learn about domestic violence and substance abuse from experts and also victims willing to share their stories during the 2nd annual "The Journey of Dying for Love, Domestic Violence & Faith-Based Community Substance Abuse Prevention Health Model" for youth.
October 11, 2012 

Ronnie Polaneczky: 'You just shouldn't be mean to people'
A shy student was being targeted in the cafeteria by kids who'd sneaked food out of his lunch bag, spat on it, returned it to his bag and then laughed as he ate it.
October 11, 2012

Preston Deener, Brunswick High School Student, Attacked By Bullies Just Before Being Interviewed On-Camera About Bullying
Preston Deener, a sophomore at Brunswick High School in Maryland, was the victim of a bullying attack just as he was preparing for an on-camera interview with a local television station about his experience being bullied.
October 11, 2012  

Bully or Bystander, End the Torment Now
If you witness any form of crude behavior, don't even pause to think about the fact it's your friend who's the bully or what might happen to you as a result of that situation.
October 10, 2012

Rachel’s Challege: Anti-Bullying Campaign Sparks Chain Reaction Of Kindness
A bully can have a lasting impact, but a national campaign wants to start a different kind of chain reaction.  The “Rachel’s Challenge” program stopped in Muscle Shoals, to speak to students about its mission.
October 10, 2012

A message from the North Pocono Middle School Guidance Department
As we watch the local news programs and read the newspapers, we are alarmed as a school and a community by the recent teen suicides that have occurred.
October 10, 2012

Hundreds walk in Cape to promote suicide awareness
The second annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk brought about 250 people to Cape County Park North on Sunday and raised more than $14,000 for suicide awareness and prevention.
October 8, 2012

Women's Center marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The Women's Center will host activities in Fall River and New Bedford throughout October in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, giving the public the opportunity to show support for local victims and their families, renew their commitment to nonviolence, and heighten awareness in the community.
October 5, 2012

Bullying: The Really Big Problem Behind the Really Big Problem
It's October. The weather is starting to change, we're planning Halloween costumes and starting to think about the holidays. But October is also now recognized as National Bullying Prevention Month.
October 5, 2012 

St. Paul schools: Anti-bullying campaign aboard buses, too
Pink sequins, zebra stripes, Super Mario Bros. and Dora the Explorer decorate the backpacks of the students leaving Hancock-Hamline Elementary School in St. Paul. Leaves dusting the sidewalk are stomped on by children laughing and shouting goodbyes to friends as they leap aboard their yellow buses for the trip home.
October 2, 2012

Kids work to 'stop the bullying'
When Lincoln Intermediate School students approached Principal Tom Novotney about stopping the bullying in their school, everyone got to work to think of ways to raise awareness about bullying’s impact.
October 2, 2012

Buddying up against bullying
As National Anti-Bullying Awareness Month approaches, local communities are preparing to stand united against the problem by asking students to be a buddy, not a bully.
October 1, 2012

Bullying affects people all over country, taking a stand is only option
Chances are high that by this time in our lives, we have either been bullies, victims of bullying, or bystanders to bullying. How widespread is this issue?
October 1, 2012

Social Bullying Common in TV Shows Kids Watch
Social bullying is common on TV, even in shows made for kids, a new study shows.
September 27, 2012

Students take a stand against bullying
Father speaks at assembly about family’s tragedy
September 25, 2012

Demi Lovato Tackling Girl-To-Girl Bullying, One 'Mean' Girl At A Time
MTV News chats with Demi as the 'Mean Stinks' Ambassador helps spread the message and shares her tough experience.
September 24, 2012

Bullying victim helps teachers and parents see the signs
Kelsey Jackson-Beassie says she was bullied from fourth grade all the way through 12th, eventually forcing the Brookhaven woman to change schools.
September 20, 2012

Demi Lovato Defends ‘X Factor’ Bullying Allegations
Demi Lovato was brought to tears when a bullied girl auditioned on ‘The X Factor’ on Sept 12. A fierce anti-bully advocate, Demi speaks EXCLUSIVELY with HollywoodLife.com about those who accuse her show of being the bully!
September 14, 2012

School bullies beware: San Francisco won’t tolerate that behavior
Documentary film director Lee Hirsch huddled in the darkness of San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre as hundreds of city middle and high school students watched his movie, “Bully,” Thursday morning.
September 14, 2012

Teen-Dating Violence
Celeste LaCour-Belyn grew to love the young man her daughter Leigh dated throughout high school.
September 4, 2012

Scholarships Can Aid Students Working to Prevent Suicide
Conventional wisdom tells us that today's high school and college students love sharing. Whether it's on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube, no observation is too minute and no detail too intimate to put out there.
August 31, 201

Strangulation now a felony in Virginia
Strangulation is one of the lethal warning signs in teen dating abuse and in domestic violence. As of July 1, 2012, in the State of Virginia attempting to strangle someone is a class 6 felony.
August 26, 2012

Grassroots Teen Peer Support on Twitter
You’ve seen Charles Schulz‘s classic Peanuts cartoon featuring Charlie Brown seated in front of Lucy at a makeshift stand with a sign reading “Psychiatric Help: 5 cents.” He tells her his problems and she gives bad advice. It’s funny, in a comic strip.
August 24, 2012

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