Recording A Bully

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I’ve said this before and will say over and over—schools aren’t equipped to stop bullying without cooperation from parents and possibly law enforcement. Teachers and principals aren’t police officers, bullying is hostile, it’s angry, and dealing with it is asking too much from an educator.

Many parents feel helpless and hopeless when it comes to dealing with their child’s bully. They expect the school can and should “nip it in the bud.” This case is a perfect example of how frustrated parents are about bullying.

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High School Teammate Bully

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BLOG POST #164: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving high school boys on the football team.

This case resulted from an investigation at the high school for an unrelated incident.

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Cyberbully

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October is Bullying Prevention Month (as well as many other important causes). I’m going to start the month with a case that prompted a change to state law.

BLOG POST #163: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving a 16-year-old who ended his life because of cyberbullying.

All American Boy

He was a high school sophomore and an Eagle Scout. In the four months before his death, he went from a happy kid who liked to bug his brothers to a teen pushed to suicide.

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Inappropriate Social Media Use

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Children nowadays use a variety of social media platforms to connect with their peers. Whether it’s a private message or an open statement made for the world to see, even liking something inappropriate that someone else posted—nothing is private.

In July 2017, Education Week posted 10 Social Media Controversies That Landed Students In Trouble This School Year (2016-2017). It’s an interesting article showing how inappropriate social media posting—thought to be fun—can negatively impact a child’s life. I’m going to spotlight a few scenarios that stood out to me.

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Disgraced High School Principal

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Have you checked your teenager’s cell phone photos recently? You might want to take a peek. Nude photographs of underage girls were plentiful and readily available for this high school principal.

BLOG POST #161: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving a high school principal.

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