Bullying among children is aggressive behavior that is intentional and involves a disproportion of power or strength. Typically, it is repeated over time. Bullying can take many forms: physical bullying (hitting ...
Depression is rising among young adults and adolescents in the U.S., with teenage girls in particular growing more depressed than boys, researchers found. At the same time, mental health care isn’t ...
When Monique Mastrobattista fell down the stairs one afternoon at her school, Albert Park College in Melbourne’s inner suburbs, she was left with a badly bruised face. The 13-year-old posted a ...
The girl was smart, pretty — and obsessed with the idea of taking her own life. She was just 14 years old. What drives a child to such a dark place ...
“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” Many are familiar with this old adage — usually a response or defence mechanism to an insult. But, ...
September has come and gone which means families are already well ingrained into back-to-school activities. Aside from the challenges of getting kids up in the morning and doing their homework when ...
We know that so many people turn to technology when they’re in crisis, so whenever a popular tech platform doesn’t have an appropriate response we’re left scratching our heads.Facebook has had ...
The Tyler Clementi Foundation was founded by Jane and Joseph Clementi in 2011, one year after they lost their son Tyler to suicide, who had been harassed and bullied by his ...
It’s no secret that bullying is real and harmful. According to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, nearly one in three students say they’re bullied during the school year, and almost 15% ...
When his younger brother was harassed via text and social media, Matthew Kaplan created an anti-bullying workshop for his brother’s class that moved the bullies to apologize. Read More
There are a lot of things that are contagious, and they aren’t all just sicknesses. Whether it’s someone’s mood, opinion or look, we tend to pick up what the people around ...
Body and food shaming are no strangers to the spotlight in mass media. They have created much discussion across the nation and opened up new ways for people to learn to ...
Thinking Film published the Out Of Touch video series to fight homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in Merseyside schools. The videos were created to help the Young Person’s Advisory Service (YPAS) ...
A Naperville teen’s anti-bullying app was purchased by two investors on ABC’s “Shark Tank” Friday night. 16-year-old Trisha Prabhu’s ReThink sends users an alert when they write a message that could ...
A Penticton teen who has been living with a rare and deadly disease while braving years of teasing and torment is spending some of her final days speaking up so others ...
Despite affecting nearly 15 million Americans, depression is one of those illnesses that’s hard to understand unless you’ve experienced it yourself. But it’s something 17-year-old Skyler Hunter knows all too well. ...
You know when you’re at a cafeteria and you’ve got your lunch, and then you just don’t know where to sit? You don’t want to sit alone, but you also don’t ...
A 17-year-old boy attending the Boys and Girls Club College Bound program in San Pedro won a $10,000 college scholarship this month from the Taco Bell Foundation for his personal anti-bullying ...
Cyberbullying among teens is highly likely to involve current or former friends and dating partners, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from a 2011 survey of nearly 800 students in ...
*When Angelica Melendez taught Health and Physical Education at TC Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, she said she saw many of the factors and identified a range of pressures that ...
It’s been weeks since Pokemon Go entered our hearts and lives, and it shows no signs of slowing down. People may roll their eyes and cite numerous stupid things that people ...
If you are a follower and allow others to decide who you will be friends with, then you are succumbing to peer pressure. The term “peers” means people who are part ...
Model, actress, and undeniable cool girl Cara Delevingne has just showed those of us who live with depression that we are definitely not alone. In an interview with Esquire, Cara opened ...
It’s been said a million times before, but it’s worth saying a million times over — high school is not the rest of life. For a lot of kids, the teen ...
Sending nudes isn’t a new phenomenon—the advent of camera phones took care of that—but for teens these days, a bevy of social media platforms make sexual exploration on the internet that ...
According to the Trevor Project, a young person contemplates suicide every 95 minutes. Beyond that, LGB youth are four times as likely to attempt suicide than their straight peers, and LGBTQ ...
The South African Police Service (SAPS) emphasized a new form of bullying that has surfaced over the past few years called cyber bullying. Cyber bullying can occur anywhere at any time ...
Being bullied or spending an excessive amount of time on the internet could increase the risk of teen suicides, according to a new study released today by the American Academy of ...
Corey Maison said she always knew in her heart that she was a female. The 14-year-old transgender teen describes herself as unique, outgoing, funny and has dreams of one day becoming ...
Thumbs up to the courage and efforts of 13-year-old actress Skylar Burke, who has seen amazing highs in her young life and recovered from deep lows brought on by bullying. She’s ...