Tag Archives: bullying

Proposed bill in Tennessee would essentially legalize anti-LGBTQ bullying

TweetNo joke. Former Republican Senator David Fowler is pushing the Tennessee legislature to take up a new bill he’s proposed that would create a loophole in the current anti-bullying policies in the state that would — rather than protect students from being bullied — protect students’ right to bully. TPM reports: The proposed bill would [...]
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New Study: Sexual harassment prevalent in grades 7 to 12

TweetThe New York Times reports: Nearly half of 7th to 12th graders experienced sexual harassment in the last school year, according to a study scheduled for release on Monday, with 87 percent of those who have been harassed reporting negative effects such as absenteeism, poor sleep and stomachaches. On its survey of a nationally representative [...]
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On Spirit Day, push for enumerated anti-bullying policies

TweetToday is the nation’s annual Spirit Day. Today, I think of 18-year old Tyler Clementi, 11-year old Carl Walker-Hoover, 13-year old Asher Brown — or 15-year old Jamie Hubley, who ended his life just this past weekend because of anti-LGBT bullying. While the major “ask” on Spirit Day is for folks to wear purple in [...]
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MN school district investigated for anti-LGBT anti-bullying policy

TweetAnoka-Hennepin School District in Minnesota is one of many districts in the country that has what they call a “neutrality policy” in their anti-bullying rules when it comes to LGBT students — in other words, they ignore them. But considering the district has also experienced seven student suicides in less than two years, this policy [...]
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New data links anti-LGBT school bullying with health risks

TweetToday the Family Acceptance Project announced new research linking high levels of anti-LGBT bullying in middle and high school with negative health and mental health outcomes in young adulthood, including depression, suicide attempts that require medical care, STDs and risk for HIV. This is the first study linking experiences of bullying during adolescence with a [...]
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