Matthew Bent’s son was the victim of ruthless bullying at Kaukauna Middle School. His son’s torment reached a new low when tormentors stole his shoes in gym class, threw one at his groin causing him to fall to the ground, and then body slammed him once he was on the ground. Appalled, Matthew Bent put a call into Kaukauna Middle School. When the school failed to respond, Bent decided to take a proactive stand to put an end to bullying. read more
Soloman Harris, an eighth grade student at Curtis Middle School in Los Angeles, was allegedly shot twice
with a BB gun by two bullies during class. Both of the bullies gave Soloman a hard time on a regular basis prior to the shooting. They frequently would pick on him for everything from the sound of Soloman’s voice to his appearance. read more
Bullies come in all shapes and sizes, but why are some children more prone to being a victim while others are more likely to be the bullies? Psychologists at the University of Warwick in Great Britain have been analyzing what role parenting has when it comes to those who are bullies and those who are bullied. read more
Karen Klein, an upstate New York bus monitor, received hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations after a video of her being bullied by middle school students went viral. The video, which was filmed on a camera phone by a student, and depicted 68 year old Karen being both physically and verbally assaulted, served as a stepping stone towards taking a proactive stand against bullying. read more
Sixth grader Brandon Turley did not have any friends. Being a recent transfer student to a new school he often ate lunch alone. One day while looking through MySpace he saw a that students from his school had posted a message for everyone to see. Students that Turley never had any interaction with posted a message labeling him a “fag.” read more
A 13 year old boy in Southern Japan committed suicide after being constantly bullied by his peers, his torment having been ignored or laughed at by school teachers.
The young boy jumped out of a 14th story apartment in the city of Otsu, one of his last acts having been to message fellow classmates “I’m going to die,” only to receive back from them comments such as “You should die.” read more
15 year old Benji Backer from Appleton Wisconsin was always talked to his teachers about bullying and why it’s wrong. He never thought he would have to be bullied about his political views, especially by his teachers. read more
In a message to families in the Boston Public School system, Superintendent Carol R. Johnson declares that Boston Public Schools are leading the way towards the elimination of bullying, with what is believed to be the most comprehensive anti-bullying initiative in the country. read more
Formspring is source of cyber bullying. For those of you who don’t know, formspring is another type of forum based multimedia outlet. There are countless stories of young kids getting reletenlessly teased through this website. read more
I hope you like my video of Van Halen’s hit song Right Now. It is full of anti bullying stats and information.
Listen to Right Now’s Pennsylvania spokesperson’s amazing voice! Thanks for helping out Jayna!
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This anti bullying video features Right Now Against Bullying National Spokesperson Becca Levy. Becca is covering Ron Pope's "A Drop In The Ocean."