bullying

Bullied fan’s T-shirt design helps raise $950K for nonprofit

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Sales of a University of Tennessee T-shirt designed by a bullied fourth-grade boy in Florida have raised over $950,000 for an anti-bullying organization. The fourth-grader had designed his own University of Tennessee logo to put over an orange T-shirt for his school’s college colors day this fall. In a Facebook post that went viral, the boy’s…

9-Year-Old Girl Uses Karate To Overcome Bullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. And it raises awareness of the hardships that so many kids experience everyday at school. Nine-year-old Dianna Sipper of Butler County took up karate to help cope with the bullying she faced in school. “There was a class that I could do karate in and mom signed me up for it. And I just…

Two Marengo Co. Women Speak Out About Bullying

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Two Marengo County women say their children are the victims of bullying at school and the school’s response to the issue has been unacceptable. Candace Richardson and Lakeisha Baker say each of their sons have had to deal with bullying at Marengo High School in Dixon Mills. They say the school’s response concerning the matter…

Montgomery Life Coach Reacts to Viral Bullying Video

A video of a boy battling the after effects of bullying has quickly gone viral on Facebook. The video shows Keaton, who lives in Tennessee explaining to his mom what bullies did to him.  He says they made fun of the way he looked and poured milk on him. Montgomery Life Coach Boo Archer says she sees adults who are…

Halligan speaks against bullying at FDA

John Halligan and his family were torn apart by bullying. His son, Ryan, committed suicide on October 7. 2003. He was only 13. Ryan had been a victim of cyber bullying for months before his death, something John believes aggravated undignosed depression in his son. “Ryan was one of the very early victims of what’s now called cyber bullying. That…

Bullying in Alabama Public Schools

DOE Report: Boys More Bullied than Girls.

The U.S. Department of Education is out with a major report on Civil Rights in schools. It includes statistics on absenteeism, discipline and bullying, among other factors. The report finds children in Alabama are mostly targeted for bullying because of their race, gender or disability. It finds boys are much more likely to be bullied in Alabama than girls. An…