The Bullied Student Who Persevered

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Posts about real school tragedy, crime and/or events can be upsetting.

As we’re nearing the end of October, Bullying Prevention month also winds to a close. Sadly, incidents of bullying remain on the rise.

BLOG POST #166: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving middle school boys. (Helpful resources at the bottom)

Since the bullying, in this case, happened at the middle school level, here are some startling facts from the StopBullying.gov website about middle school bullying:

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Recording A Bully

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Robin Lyons BlogI’ve said this before and will say over and over—schools aren’t equipped to stop bullying without cooperation from parents and possibly law enforcement. Teachers and principals aren’t police officers, bullying is hostile, it’s angry, and dealing with it is asking too much from an educator.

Many parents feel helpless and hopeless when it comes to dealing with their child’s bully. They expect the school can and should “nip it in the bud.” This case is a perfect example of how frustrated parents are about bullying.

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High School Teammate Bully

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Robin Lyons BlogBLOG POST #164: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving high school boys on the football team. (Helpful resources at the bottom)

This case resulted from an investigation at the high school for an unrelated incident.

Disgusting Behavior

The bully told the victim to pick up the football when he refused the bully put the victim in a “10 candy bar game” position (victim on their back, bully sitting on the victim’s chest pinning his arms down with the bully’s knees, then the victim is repeatedly thumped on their forehead). While in the game position, the bully allegedly hit the victim and rubbed his genitals against the boy.

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Cyber Bully

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Robin Lyons, Author, websiteOctober is Bullying Prevention Month (as well as many other important causes). I’m going to start the month with a case that prompted a change to state law.

BLOG POST #163: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving a 16-year-old who ended his life because of cyberbullying.

All American Boy

He was a high school sophomore and an Eagle Scout. In the four months before his death, he went from a happy kid who liked to bug his brothers to a teen pushed to suicide.

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Bully At The Top Of The Stairs

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Kids are mean. It’s a fact. I’m talking about bullies. Something has to be done to stop bullying.

Should schools deal with bullying when it occurs on school grounds? Should schools be held liable when injuries result from bullying on school grounds?

BLOG POST #142: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific criminal case involving an elementary school bully.

Young Bully

The victim began being bullied in the first grade. The bullying reached a dangerous level when the boy was in fourth grade.

To address budget cuts, many schools have reduced nonessential positions such as hall monitors. When schools have hall monitors, does that lower the incidents of bullying? It’s impossible to know. There weren’t hall monitors at the school in this case.

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