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Abuse case ‘most disturbing’ judge had heard

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A convicted rapist whose offending was described as “worse than a modern-day Once Were Warriors” has been jailed for 16 years. The comparison with the New Zealand novel and film was made by Detective Neil Kitchen at the conclusion of 53-year-old Patrick Kohu’s trial at the High Court in Nelson in December. Today Justice David Collins sentenced Kohu to 16 ... Read More »

The harrowing abuse of Iraqi women

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“When they first put the electricity on me, I gasped; my body went rigid and the bag came off my head,” Israa Salah, a detained Iraqi woman, told Human Rights Watch (HRW) in her heartrending testimony. Israa (not her real name) was arrested by US and Iraqi forces in 2010. She was tortured to the point of confessing to terrorist ... Read More »

Facts About Bullying


Reporters and other content creators need the facts quickly. This section pulls together fundamental information about bullying you can use to build your pieces, including: Definition State of the Science Statistics Bullying and Suicide Targeted Groups (e.g., LGBT) Laws Definition There is no universally accepted definition of bullying, but most agree with the core elements of this definition: intentionally aggressive, usually ... Read More »

Bullying knows no age limit, warn experts who see a rise in cases among seniors

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Schoolyard thugs who prey on weaker or vulnerable classmates may grow up, but they don’t go away – even when their hair turns gray, experts say. An increasing number of senior citizens are being victimized by other seniors, they say. The bullying varies but includes bossing others around, verbal putdowns, spreading rumors and sometimes physical violence. According to one estimate, ... Read More »

Battling bullies: Safety experts offer advice on dealing with bullying, cyber-bullying


School is a place for young people to learn, grown and acquire skills for their future. But, what happens when that place is no longer one of comfort, safety and assurance? In addition to physical bullying, students today may also face cyber-bullying, making safety awareness more important than ever. Tracy and Charley Vega, personal safety experts and founders of Simple ... Read More »

Bullying at work affects health, can have legal repercussions


America’s workplace culture is a competitive, and sometimes combative one, as Debra Schroeder of St. Cloud’s Connect Initiative can attest. Bully-like behaviors may be tolerated — even encouraged — in a culture where the ends sometimes justify the means in the drive to reach the top, say experts such as Schroeder, who coaches workplaces on conflict resolution. And that’s a ... Read More »

Bullying Statistics 2014: an Extensive Guide Released by NoBullying Today


There is no doubt that bullying is a problem in U.S. schools, but just how much of a problem is it? releases the latest bullying statistics 2014 guide today. According to the guide, recent news stories are filled with tales of cyberbullying – where the target is harassed through social media or other technology – that have unfortunately resulted in victims’ ... Read More »

Bullying Prevention: What Works? What Doesn’t? (Part III)


Written by Frank DiLallo | | Part I of this series referenced least effective bullying prevention strategies. Part II focused on four most effective approaches to bullying prevention. In this third segment, five additional most effective approaches are highlighted, which include more compelling research from the “Youth Voice Project: Student Insights Into Bullying And Peer Mistreatment,” co-authored by national bullying prevention experts Stan ... Read More »

Bullying Prevention: What Works? What Doesn’t? (Part II)


Written by Frank DiLallo | | To recap Part I of this series, I discussed a number of bullying prevention strategies found to be least effective in current research with 13,177 students ages 11-19 (grades five to 12) in 31 U.S. schools across 12 states. The research, co-authored by national bullying prevention experts Stan Davis and Dr. Charisse Nixon, was recently published ... Read More »

Bullying Prevention: What Works? What Doesn’t? (Part I)


Written by Frank DiLallo | | On Martin Luther King Day I had the fortunate opportunity to attend an anti-bullying educator workshop hosted by Lenawee County Intermediate School District, sponsored by Judge Gregg Iddings of Lenawee County Probate Court. The featured presenter for the day-long intensive and evening parent event was nationally recognized expert Stan Davis. There were many insights ... Read More »