About Bullying

Joel Johnson · 10/22/14 02:52PM

About a week ago, one of our writers made a bad joke. "Ultimately #GamerGate is reaffirming what we've known to be true for decades: Nerds should be constantly shamed and degraded into submission." It was a joke, sure, but a stupid one, and he apologized.

Parents: Son Committed Suicide After Viral Video of Him Masturbating

Aleksander Chan · 07/15/14 09:15PM

The parents of 14-year-old Matthew Burdette claim that their son committed suicide after he was "mercilessly" bullied for a video taken by one of his classmates of him allegedly masturbating in a bathroom stall. Timothy and Barbara Burdette have filed a $1 million claim against the San Diego Unified School District, claiming that a number of employees at their son's high school were aware of the bullying, but did nothing to stop it.

Eleven-Year-Old Attempts Suicide After Bullying Over My Little Pony

Kyle Chayka · 02/03/14 10:38PM

Michael Morones is an 11-year-old boy who was bullied relentlessly at school in Raleigh, North Carolina, because of his love for My Little Pony. Bullied so much that he tragically attempted suicide by hanging himself from the railing of his bunk bed.

Two Teens Cleared of Felony Charges in Bullying Case

Cord Jefferson · 11/21/13 04:03PM

Two Florida girls, one 13 and one 14, have had felony charges dropped in a bullying case that sprang up following 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick's suicide in September. In an interview with Today, 13-year-old Katelyn Roman expressed relief at the decision and said, "I do not feel l did anything wrong."

Well, This Is the Saddest Story You'll Read Today

Sarah Hedgecock · 10/16/13 11:46AM

Joe Bell had planned to walk for two years cross-country, from his Oregon hometown to New York City, to share the story of his late son, dead of suicide. He never made it.

Teenage Girls Charged with Felony for Bullying Suicide Victim

Cord Jefferson · 10/15/13 05:10PM

Two Florida girls, one 12 and one 14, have been charged with aggravated stalking, a third-degree felony, for allegedly bullying a girl who committed suicide five weeks ago. Police decided to arrest the kids after the older one posted this onto her Facebook page on Saturday: "Yes, I bullied Rebecca and she killed herself and I don’t give a fuck."

Teen Arrested for 'Shooting' Classmates with Smartphone App

Neetzan Zimmerman · 09/16/13 10:36AM

Police in Louisiana arrested a 15-year-old boy last week and charged him with terrorizing and interference with the operation of a school after he allegedly uploaded a YouTube video of himself "shooting" classmates using the popular mobile app Real Strike.