Bullying

  • No child's play: Why online bullying is going from bad to worse 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Exposure to the cyber world may have helped children expand their mental horizons but it has many downsides, the latest being cyber bullying. A concerned government and industry stakeholders are now taking steps to spread awareness and educate people to stop this turning into another modern-age malaise. "Child bullying...
  • Parents say son committed suicide after being 'mercilessly bullied' over a masturbation video that went viral July 16, 2014

    14-year-old Matthew Burdette committed suicide after being 'mercilessly bullied' over a video of him masturbating that went viral, say his parents. Timothy and Barbara Burdette filed a million dollar claim against the San Diego School District. According to the parents, the school authorities knew how their son was being bullied...
  • 18-year-old Indian stabbed by two bullies in Singapore July 12, 2014

    Singapore: An 18-year-old Indian was stabbed with a knife after he confronted two teens who had bullied his younger brother in Singapore. Baldwin Luigi Singh, a nursing student, said he wanted to protect his younger brother from the bully who had threatened to beat up his brother. But the suspect, detained by...
  • Deadly school bullying case shocks Mexico May 24, 2014

    Mexico City: Mexico's President vowed on Friday to launch an all-out battle against a spate of bullying in schools after a 12-year-old boy died from injuries sustained in a beating by classmates. Hector Alejandro Mendez Ramirez died of head trauma at a hospital on Tuesday, one week after schoolmates slammed him...
  • Man who harassed disabled kids for more than a decade ordered by judge to wear 'I am a bully!' sign on a busy street April 11, 2014

    An Ohio man who called his neighbor 'Monkey Mama' as she held her adopted, disabled African-American children, and has smeared dog feces on their wheelchair ramp, was ordered by a judge to carry an 'I AM A BULLY!' sign on a busy street this weekend. Edmond Aviv, 62, who was accused...
  • 'Bal Narendra' in pics: Comic book shows 'fearless' young Narendra Modi saving drowning boy, taking on crocodiles, bullies March 27, 2014

    Bal Narendra - Childhood Stories of Narendra Modi, a comic book brought out by Rannade Prakashan and Blue Snail Animation, tells stories of bravery and "fearlessness" from BJP leader and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's childhood. The comic book, that has no known author, is a catalogue of larger-than-life deeds...
  • Modern School's viral bullying video: Once the shock wears off, let's take a good, hard look at how we are raising our kids March 14, 2014

    New Delhi: If you are on WhatsApp, you would have by now been forwarded a disturbing video of a group of boys bullying a mate at what appeared to be a school's brick-lined playground. A short message usually precedes the video, now viral on WhatsApp, revealing the purported identities of...
  • World Chefs: Anand Gaggan's progressive Indian cuisine October 8, 2013

    Anand Gaggan began cooking to avoid classrooms but one subject the Kolkata native embraces is science. After leaving school in India, Anand cooked in the kitchens of some of Asia's best hotels before studying with the research team at Spain's famed El Bulli restaurant where he learned to physically and chemically...
  • Kolkata: Christ Church school to re-open on Friday September 26, 2013

    Kolkata: The Christ Church School in Kolkata's Dum Dum will reopen on Friday after 15 days of closure. The decision was taken at a meeting of the governing body held in school on Thursday, which was attended by the Arch Bishop of Kolkata Diocese. The principal of the school, Helen Sirkar...
  • Parents ransack school after class 5 student dies September 12, 2013

    Kolkata: Hundreds of parents ransacked the Christ Church School in Kolkata on Thursday where an 11-year-old had died under mysterious circumstances. The parents demanded immediate identification of the senior students who allegedly bullied the victim, a student of class 5, last week and locked her up inside a toilet. The class...
  • Kolkata: Girl dies after being administered injection, allege parents September 11, 2013

    Kolkata: An 11-year-old girl died in Kolkata after she was administered an injection by a psychiatrist she was taken to for treatment. Her parents claimed that she started feeling uneasy soon after that. The police are investigating the cause of death. The parents of the Class 5 student said that she...
  • Lady Gaga criticises social media bosses August 22, 2013

    London: Pop star Lady Gaga has slammed social network bosses for failing to crack down on bullies and trolls. The 27-year-old singer said the bosses should spend more money into removing abusive users rather than spending it on advertising, reported Daily Mirror. "Twitter and other social media platforms need to monitor more...
  • One in five children in Britain bullied online: Survey August 11, 2013

    London: Almost one in five children in the UK who use social networking sites suffered a negative experience, including bullying, unwanted sexual messages, cyber stalking last year, research by a children's charity has found. The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) also...
  • 19-year-old men biggest victims of online bullying: Study March 17, 2013

    London: Nineteen-year-old men are the biggest victims of online bullying, the majority of which takes place on popular social networking site Facebook, a new UK study has claimed. After Facebook, Twitter was the next most frequent face for bullying - or trolling - to take place, according to the study...
  • Charlie Sheen angry as his daughter was bullied March 17, 2013

    Los Angeles: Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen is really angry that his nine-year-old daughter Sam had to face bullying at school. "This is a legitimate call to arms. My daughter Sam was bullied out of school and then called a liar. If you have a rotten egg, a roll of toilet paper...
  • FBI asked to track hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus December 13, 2012

    New York: Describing bullying and harassment of Sikh children as a "serious problem", the US Department of Justice has recommended that crimes against Sikhs and Hindus should be added to the religion-based hate crimes tracked by the FBI to help law enforcement officials tackle the problem. Assistant Attorney General in...
  • Tyra Banks was bullied in school for being skinny September 18, 2012

    Los Angeles: Model Tyra Banks reveals she was bullied in school because she was so thin. "When I was 11 years old, I grew three inches and lost 30 pounds in three months. So I went from being a mean bully, cute little chubby little girl to shooting up, weighing...
  • Bullied children 'more prone to self harm' April 30, 2012

    London: Children who suffer from bullying in their early years are more likely than their peers to engage in self harm as adolescents, a new study has suggested. Researchers at the King's College London found that half of the self-harming 12-year-olds they looked at in the study were frequently...
  • Facebook teams with Time Warner to fight bullies July 13, 2011

    San Francisco: Facebook and Time Warner are ganging up on bullies to address a problem that torments millions of children and young adults. The partnership announced Tuesday calls for Facebook and Time Warner to use their clout to raise awareness about bullying and encourage more people to report the abuses when...
  • 50 Cent writes anti-bullying book for teens June 21, 2011

    Los Angeles: Rapper 50 Cent, who rose to fame with songs that told of drug use and violence, is aiming to steer teenagers away from schoolyard bullying with a book called 'Playground' that will reach stores in January, his publisher said on Monday. The story 50 Cent will pen is about...
  • Schoolyard bullies more likely to abuse partners June 7, 2011

    New York: Boys who are bullies at school are at increased risk of abusing their partner later in life -- a link that US researchers say could hold potential for curbing domestic violence, which affects about a fourth of all US women. While their study, published in the Archives of Pediatrics...
  • Facebook has 7.5 million underage users: report May 11, 2011

    Boston: Facebook has 7.5 million users who are underage and are "not supposed" to be using the social networking site, according to a new report. Of the 20 million minors who actively used Facebook in the past year, more than one-third or about 7.5 million were younger than 13 and not...
  • Father takes his own kids to police for bullying March 18, 2011

    Ipswich: A father in Ipswich was so angry having caught his children bullying a boy who wore glasses, he marched them off to the police station to have them charged for assault. The father, known only as Matt, told a Brisbane radio station he saw his 17-year-old son and 15-year-old...
  • Facebook unveils option to report bullying March 11, 2011

    London: Facebook users can now tell a "trusted friend" if they feel they are being bullied or harassed online, thanks to a new option introduced by the popular social networking site. Facebook has said that its reporting option allows members to alert someone in their support system, like parents or teachers, to...
  • Obama to bullying victims: I know what it's like March 11, 2011

    Washington: President Barack Obama smiled when he said his large ears and funny name once made him a target of school-yard harassment. But he was all seriousness Thursday when he told a White House conference on bullying that torment and intimidation must not be tolerated. Some 13 million students, about a...
  • Police shut down 'bullying' Facebook page December 4, 2010

    Rome: A Facebook page that was being used by a group of teenaged students in Italy to bully and harass one of their classmates has been shut down by police, a media report said Saturday. The Minors' Court in Rome found guilty seven 14-year-old students of online abuse against a boy...
  • Cyber-bullying turning girls into "Barbie Bitches" May 26, 2008

    Wellington: Cyber-bullying and reality television are turning girls into "Barbie Bitches", which in turn is leading to a sharp rise in school violence amongst them, according to experts. Even school principals have expressed that in recent years, girls’ violence - physical and emotional - has increased far more than that of...
  • Students get together to take on cyber bullies March 15, 2008

    Is your child being bullied in cyber space? More than 1,000 students gathered in Boston to discuss this new-age problem. ...
  • Bullies are at increased risk of mental disorders August 24, 2007

    New Delhi: Their antics may entertain children on TV, but experts find that it is not just a few laughs, it is damaging when children take to adopting tactics of bullies in real life. They are at an increased risk of developing a mental health disorder. And while bullying is...