Posts tagged with: cyberbullying

Jadin Bell – Bullycide – January 2013

It was a sad day in La Grande, Oregon on 28 January. The family of Jadin Bell, took him off life-support and he passed. Who is Jadin Bell? Jadin was a 15-year old high-school sophomore who had tried to commit suicide on 19 January by hanging himself in the playground of Central Elementary school. What may have driven Jadin to take his life?






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Kameron Jacobsen – Bullycide victim – Age 14 – January 2011

Kameron Jacobsen – Age 14, four months into his Freshman-year of high school, Kameron took his own life in January 2011. According to his parents, he had been the target of bullying both at Monroe Woodbury High School and away from school within the online communities he frequented, Facebook and Formspring.











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Online Safety: Cyberbullying those who are different – Trust the Movie

In David Schwimmer’s TRUST, the teenage character Annie finds herself the subject of great deal of unwanted and undeserved attention by her high school classmates in a manner in which constituted to all would be unacceptable and falls within the realm of cyberbullying (as the bullying occurred using online media). We all have encountered instances where those who did not conform or who had experienced something not of the ordinary come under undo scrutiny and are isolated for the experience by their peers. The scrutiny often times manifests itself into ridicule, sarcasm or insults as those who are observing from afar attempt to differentiate and exclude themselves from the experience.











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Bullying: The 34 we lost in 2010 to Bullycide

Bully Bullying Cyberbullying Bullycide – These four words continue to appear with ever greater frequency in the lexicon of the modern American family. We hear these words on the evening news, in our newspapers, and online in all forums. We live in 2011, but to see how we treat one and other from afar, you’d think perhaps the calendar had rolled back a few centuries. You see – individuals be they young or not-so-young are bullied both at school and at work. The tragedy is, our youth of today, by and large are not prepared for today’s always-on world, even though they live it 24/7. The fact that in 2010 we lost 34 children where bullying was a principal issue in their decision to end their lives speaks volumes. There were 33 who committed suicide. Then there was one young man who was killed while trying to extricate his sibling from two bullies who were pummeling his sibling, he was shot and killed. Each of them has a story, I share these…











ABA resolution addressing Bullying and Cyberbullying

Kudos to the American Bar Association (ABA) for amending and adopting their resolution 107A which urges “… federal, state, tribal, territorial, and local officials, to prevent and remediate the existence and dangers of bullying, including cyberbullying and youth-to-youth sexual and physical harassment.” In my view this is very much a step in the right direction…











Bullycide – My Time Has Come and So I’m Gone

No doubt you are aware of the tragic loss of life which occurred in Cooperstown, North Dakota late last week, when 16 year old Cassidy Joy Andel, posted a disquieting message upon her Facebook page, “My time has come, and […]






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Brandon Bitner – Age 14

Brandon Bitner was a 14-year-old straight-A freshman student at Midd West High School in Middleburg, Pennsylvania. He wrote a suicide note to his family “I’m sure that when I’m gone, you’ find the strength not to let this happen to anyone else.”











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Jesse Buchsbaum – Age 17

Jesse Buchsbaum was a 17-year-old 11th grade student at Boyerton Area High School (Boyerton, Pennsylvania)whose parents say, bullying led to their son committing suicide on October 25, 2010.  Jesse was learning disabled and according to his mother, Louise Buchsbaum, he was slow.  […]






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Jamarcus Bell – Age 14

Jamarcus Bell was a 14-year-old who lived in Fishers, Indiana and attended Hamilton Southeastern High School. He was a freshman at Hamilton and according to his friends, he committed suicide on October 20, 2010. Jamarcus aka “Bucko” was a baseball player and a member of the schools step team. He was also gay. His parents and friends say he was bullied at school.











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Jordan Binion – Age 17

Jordan Binion, a 17-year-old high school senior at Graham Kapowsin High School in Graham, Washington.  Friends say that he was tormented and bullied to the point of feeling helpless.  According to Seattle’s KOMO-TV, Jordan was tormented by students at his school […]






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Caleb Nolt – Age 14

Caleb Nolt was a 14-year-old freshman at North Side High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, who passed on September 20, 2010. Caleb enjoyed spending time with his girlfriend and attending church with her. He and his twin brother, according to the obituary, would talk late into the night. But Caleb was bullied at school for his manner of dress.











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Jeremy Wise – Age 14

Jeremy Wise was a 14-year-old eighth grader at the North Middle School in Martinsburg, WV. On November 3, 2010 he took his own life. He was, according to his parents, teased and bullied surrounding his weight.











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Asher Brown – Age 13

Asher Brown as a 13-year-old eighth grader at Hamilton Middle School just outside of Houston, Texas. Asher was bullied at his school beyond his ability to cope and he took his own life once he hit the breaking point.











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Felix Sacco – Age 17

Felix Sacco was a 17-year-old senior at Saugus High School, Saugus Massachusetts who took his own life in late September 2010.  According to his mother, Felix had been seeing a psychiatrist (and in fact had an appointment earlier in the week) to cope […]






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Raymond Chase – Age 19

Raymond Chase was 19-years-old when he hung himself in his college dorm room on September 29, 2010 . Raymond was a student of culinary arts at Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island. Although, many have killed themselves because of anti-gay bullying […]






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