New York News
12:34 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Report Studied School Harassment Among LGBT Students

High school can be a tough time for many young people, but especially so for students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. A new survey indicates those students can still face harassment, both verbal and physical, in the halls of the nation's high schools. Wayne Bowmanchester is a board member of the Capital Region chapter of GLSEN, the gay, lesbian, straight education network. He says student attitudes were recently surveyed as part of a national effort.

New England News
6:23 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Springfield Declares Anti-bullying Weekend

The Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover Foundation was formed in 2010 to keep alive the memory of Carl who the previous year committed suicide at age 11 after suffering repeated bullying

A number of activities to raise funds and awareness to combat bullying will take place this week in Springfield, Massachusetts, where the suicide five years ago of an 11-year- old student focused national attention on bullying in schools.

The Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover Foundation has scheduled a series of events that began Wednesday with a mayoral designation of the second weekend in September as “Anti-Bullying Weekend” in the city of Springfield. 

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New England News
6:17 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Protest Held After Three Muslim Sisters Allege Bullying

Protestors outside West Springfield High School denounce bullying and bigotry
Credit WAMC

A protest was held today outside a western Massachusetts high school to draw attention to alleged anti-Islamic bullying.

      About 50 people, most of them college students, stood in a steady rain on the sidewalk in front of West Springfield High School for about half-an-hour on Wednesday holding signs denouncing bullying and bigotry.  They were joined by three Muslim sisters who claim they’ve been harassed at school because of their religious beliefs.

  " I've been called terrorist, towel head in my class," said Najma Hussein.


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Capital Region News
3:44 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Guilderland HS Suspends YouTube Cyberbullies

Credit en.wikipedia.org

Authorities are investigating a case of Video Bullying involving a suburban Albany school.

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Hudson Valley News
3:47 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

Joint Response Is Planned To Anti-Semitism Allegations In A HV School District

A New York congressman and state attorney general are pledging to push for coordinated federal and state response to allegations of religious discrimination and bullying in a school district in the Hudson Valley.

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Capital Region News
3:40 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

3rd Challenge To Albany Cyberbullying Law

Cyberbullying is on the rise locally and nationally - many parents have lost young teens who chose to end their lives rather than face constant harassment on social media. But Albany County's groundbreaking law against Cyberbullying is being hauled before an appellate court, for a third time.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon June 17, 2013

6/17/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's President and Political Observer, Alan Chartock and WAMC News Director, Ian Pickus. Joe Donahue moderates.

Topics include:
New Obama Poll
Apple Requests
Composting in NYC
Media Conflicts
Bullying Siblings

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Susane Colasanti - Keep Holding On

As a teenager author Susane Colasanti was bullied by her peers and didn’t have anyone to turn to for help.

Since then she has decided to use her experiences as a base for her novel Keep Holding On, where we learn that it does get better, it’s ok to let your freak flag fly, and help is available if you mutter the courage to ask for help.

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New York News
12:27 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Tim Kremer - New York State School Boards Association

With the school year starting for students across New York State in the coming weeks, there are several new programs being implemented. WAMC's Brian Shields spoke with Tim Kremer of the New York State School Boards Association about the new policies, including teacher evaluations and anti-bullying programs.

Commentary & Opinion
12:16 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Rob Edelman: Bullying

BULLY, a new documentary whose title tells you all you need to know about its subject matter, has been earning reams of publicity– and deservedly so. For one thing, the Motion Picture Association of America, the organization charged with rating movies, originally slapped BULLY with an “R” rating. This designation would prevent countless young people who need to be educated about the effects of bullying from seeing this important film. (Happily, the MPAA has indeed changed the film’s rating to “PG-13.”)

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