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September 30th, 2010
02:08 PM ET

Cyber-bullying

If you are being cyber-bullied or someone you know is being harassed, you need to get help.  For tips & strategies, click here.

To check out the story on the Rutgers University student, click here.

And to read about the University of Michigan student, click here.


Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • CNN Newsroom
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  1. Kim

    Comprehensive development guidence models designed to maximize school counseling services. Go ask a school counselor how slam packed he or she is to spend individualized time with the students in need. How many students are waiting to be reviewed for intervention and modifications ? Count the IEP's on their desk for review....? Visualize school bus packed with counselors blasting the theme song from Rocky or maybe Free Bird,what ever works ! Wooley Bully....might be a good song but there is an escape to support on this issue. "Wax on right hand ,wax off left...?" Karate Kid Training Montage. Mr. Miagi looking for bully and behavior modifications with 0 tolerance policy.

    October 1, 2010 at 9:19 am |
  2. Kim

    Dr Duncan talks Obama into national YoNoBully..Day ! Counselors jump off old fire truck with sirens blasting to American School Buildings and bus full of double dipping grandmama counselors in the building. Ha ! Speaker's blasting "Mony,Money.."Bend Me Shape, Me...Wooly Bully..."YoNoBullyBro. Principle's all yell oh no but go !

    October 2, 2010 at 8:34 am |
  3. Paul Alleyne

    It is incredible that we should be so worked up about bullying by young people. I am 63 years old and I can clearly recall that at a young boy in school, bullying was commonplace there and in the neighborhood I grew up in. Bullying has been part of society for decades, in the human race as well as the animal kingdom. It not only takes place among young people, but it occurs regularly in the workplace, in politics and just about everywhere you can imagine. This is not to dismiss it, but it is not a new behavior by any means. And yet everytime there is some bullying by one person, particularly involving young people, and someone in hurt as a result, the alarm is raised, and then subsides after another story more sensensational presents itself. Bullying will always be with us, no matter the laws created to punish the bully. Just like racism, sexism, and religious discrimination; bullying will always be with us.

    October 2, 2010 at 10:42 am |
  4. G. Philos

    If you are suffering from cyber-bullying there will always be people to help you navigate towards the constructive upward slope.

    Cyber-bullying is a reinvention of the Empathetic Syndrome. A tragedy where insensitive individuals transgress into someone else's life, snatching away their privacy.

    It is a loss and our hearts ache at the tragic news.

    October 2, 2010 at 11:50 am |
  5. Marilyn Harrison

    Support YoNoBullyBro,Good Theme for a start. Support to school counselors. Also like to wooley bullly song, and rock and roll on in there for a solution.

    October 2, 2010 at 3:53 pm |
  6. Kevin L. Barrett

    I've been tracking the story for a while and it's funny to me in the sense that people are acting like this is a new phenomenon. For as long as I can remember being online I can remember bullying in many various forms on the net. I was recently watching CNN and saw the dad's post about his 5 year old saying it starts as early as kindergarten. I feel we should ask ourselves where is the behavior being learned? Well lets see how not only Gay's but people who don't have the upper hand are treated to begin with. You see this same bullying in politics, hollywood, military operation, etc. The message that is understood in its most basic form to a child is that if they can't stop me from doing it, why not?

    October 5, 2010 at 10:46 am |
  7. Amie Densmore

    Let's get this straight right now; "bullying is a global issue", not just found in one school, one community or in one city over another, or one country over another. It starts at a very early age and as a core social problem of society itself. If it is not witnessed, talked about, and curbed immediately, as seen, it goes to the next stage which is 'violence' and after that it progresses to what we call 'wars'. We must develop a number of effective curriculums based strategies used in every school in our country and around the world that do not just lecture to, or talk at the children but involved them in teams as problem solvers, giving them the power to create solutions that they themselves will get involved with and teach their fellow peers. Then KIDZ will become committed to the solutions themselves and feel compassion for others that have experienced such a fate. I know this for a fact because as a teacher I have developed one little successful program addressing this very issue called kidsteachingkidz. Those that have felt the blows of bullying will experience a sense of healing (even the adults involved in the process) knowing that everyone in the class is involved together in finding the solutions, even the bullies themselves. Everyone (all humans) has either witnessed bullying, been bullied, or have bullied others themselves. We can be trained to stop this process and to heal ourselves (our society) but we must make it a part of every school program on all grade levels through college and it must continue every year forever, not just this year because it is a HOT TOPIC! If it has to be mandated at each school level so be it! Society must get a handle on this base issue NOW! Using the month of October to raise awareness of the nature of ‘Bullying ‘ for society, as a whole is a true beginning as long as it last every October year after year! Thanks again for your efforts on this very big and growing social / global issue!

    October 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm |