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Girl Battles Back From Bullying To Master The Mat

Claire Teitgan, 12-years-old, was almost pushed to the point of no return caused by relentless bullying, until she found her way back with mixed-martial arts. Claire has been the victim of bullying since first grade, but it wasn’t until last year that the effects were taking a toll. READ MORE

Depression May Be More Common For Bullied Teens

According to the 2013 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey of teens in grades 9 – 12, depression and suicidal thoughts are more common for teens who’ve experience bullying either at school or electronically. The risk increases for teens who’ve experienced both forms of bullying. READ MORE

Online Troll Urges Game Developer Rachel Bryk To Commit Suicide

Up-and-coming game developer, 23-yearo-old, Rachel Bryk took her own life following months of anonymous cyberbullying. Bryk had to deal with chronic pain and low self-esteem on top of braving trans-phobic harassment for being a transgender woman. READ MORE

Michigan Middle School Student Bullied By Classmates, Reportedly Called ‘N—ger’

Bloomfield Hills Middle School student, 13 year-old, Phoenix Williams will not be going back to school after being the victim of not only bullying, but racial harassment. Williams captured the whole ordeal on his cellphone and is coming forward with his story. READ MORE

Basketball Team Call Timeout To Confront Kids Bullying Cheerleader With Down Syndrome

Desiree Andrews is a cheerleader on the Lady Knights Squad at the Lincoln Middle School in Wisconsin who has Down syndrome. During a recent basketball game, some fans in the bleachers began to bully her. READ MORE

Family Says Bullying Has Led To Several Fights

“I’m started to get stressed out behind it because I don’t know when they going to call me and tell me something done happened to my grand-daughter,” says worried grand-father, Landry Thomas. His 16-year-old granddaughter, Damonisha Richard, has been bullied and physically attacked by classmates. READ MORE

Officials Take Aim At Online Bullying

Toledo Public Schools in Ohio is busy developing a new policy to take aim at online bullying. “I think that cyberbullying has become more and more evident every year, just because social media has expanded so much,” says TPS Chief of Staff, Brian Murphy. READ MORE

Chicago-Area Substitute Teacher Accused Of Bullying

Stephen Davis, a special-needs student, says that his substitute teacher was helping a student harass and bully him. The student recorded the entire ordeal on his cell phone. READ MORE

Lafayette Teen In NY Fashion Week Anti-Bullying Campaign

Comeaux High School’s 16-year-old, Sydney Trim, is taking a message with her as she walks as a model in Couture Fashion Week New York. Couture Fashion Week’s producer and designer, Andrew Aquino, partnered with Champions Against Bullying to present her special “Blue Rose” collection. READ MORE