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Girl Complained About Bullying, Killed Herself Minutes Later

2 kids now charged with cyberstalking

(Newser) - While suspended from school for an alleged fight, 12-year-old Gabriella "Gabbie" Green walked into her mother's bedroom on Jan. 10 to complain about "girl drama" and the "particularly heavy" harassment she was receiving from classmates. Forty minutes later, she was found dead of a suicide that'...

Girl Known for Australian Hat Ads Commits Suicide

Amy 'Dolly' Everett was 14

(Newser) - Featured in an ad campaign for Australian hat company Akubra when she was 8, Amy "Dolly" Everett was the face of the unmistakable outback hat, the BBC reports. Last week, at the age of 14, Dolly killed herself. "I know for some suicide is considered cowardly but I...

Marine Instructor Gets 10 Years for Tormenting Recruits

Joseph Felix will get a dishonorable discharge

(Newser) - A Marine Corps drill instructor has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars after being convicted of tormenting and abusing young recruits , especially Muslim-Americans, including one who later killed himself. A military jury also ordered Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Felix, a 34-year-old Iraq veteran, to forfeit all pay, be demoted to...

Alarming Trend Among Teens: 'Digital Self-Harm'
Alarming Trend Among Teens:
'Digital Self-Harm'

Alarming Trend Among Teens: 'Digital Self-Harm'

6% of children surveyed said they'd engaged in 'self-cyberbullying'

(Newser) - Cyberbullying is a huge problem among teens—and an alarming new study finds that sometimes, kids inflict the bullying on themselves. Researchers surveyed almost 5,600 US students between the ages of 12 and 17, and around 6% reported they had engaged in what researchers are calling "self-cyberbullying" or...

Cops Make Arrest in Cyberbullying Suicide

Netherlands man, 35, allegedly blackmailed Canadian teen Amanda Todd

(Newser) - Netherlands police have arrested a 35-year-old man who allegedly blackmailed a Canadian teenager over nude photos before she killed herself , reports the CBC . Amanda Todd's case drew international headlines because of a YouTube video the 15-year-old posted before her death in 2012 detailing her ordeal. A Netherlands report says...

Father Killed on Trek to Honor Dead Son

Joe Bell was walking across the country to raise awareness of bullying

(Newser) - For six months, Joe Bell had been walking, determined to make it across the country to memorialize his 15-year-old son, who was openly gay and killed himself in January after being bullied at school. But last Wednesday, his journey ended in a second tragedy for the family: Bell was hit...

2 Girls Arrested After Bullied Girl Kills Herself

Girls charged with felony stalking in Rebecca Sedwick case

(Newser) - Two girls have been arrested in the death of a 12-year-old central Florida girl who authorities say committed suicide after being bulled online for nearly a year, a sheriff said. The girls are 12 and 14, and they have been charged with felony aggravated stalking, Polk County authorities say. Officials...

Family of Bullied Boy, 12, Sues Over His Suicide

Joel Morales' mom suing NYC, board of education, alleged bullies

(Newser) - The family of a 12-year-old boy who hanged himself after two years of bullying is suing New York City, the Board of Education, the young teens who allegedly tormented him, and their parents, the New York Daily News reports. Joel Morales was small for his age, smart, and struggled with...

Victim Woke to Find Rapist's Name on Body: Lawyer

Audrie Pott's parents suing alleged attackers

(Newser) - Last week, three 16-year-old boys were arrested in the rape of 15-year-old Audrie Pott, who killed herself eight days after the attack. Now, her parents are suing the boys, who are said to have distributed a photo of the attack. "The sexual assault was one thing ... and then to...

Authorities Investigating Death of Bullied Teen

Amanda Todd found dead after telling bullying story on YouTube

(Newser) - Canadian authorities have opened a probe into the death of Amanda Todd, a 15-year-old who posted a YouTube video describing years of bullying, then apparently committed suicide little more than a month later. Amanda described in the video being pressured to show her breasts to a man online. He took...

Teen Suspended for Fake Suicide in Anti-Bully Video

Class project gets stunned teen bounced

(Newser) - A Long Island teenager was stunned when school officials suspended her for creating an anti-bullying video that featured a fictional character who commits suicide. Jessica Barba, 15, wrote, filmed, and acted in the six-minute video for a class project. In the video, she plays a character who's bullied by...

School Expels Bullied Kid Who Brought Stun Gun

Darnell Young will miss rest of junior year, first semester of senior year

(Newser) - The gay teen who brought a stun gun to school to defend himself against bullies—then fired said gun into the air—is paying the piper: Arsenal Tech High School has expelled Darnell "Dynasty" Young, who now won't be allowed to finish his junior year, and will miss...

Mom Sends Bullied Gay Son to School With Stun Gun

Chelisa Grimes says teachers didn't help Darnell 'Dynasty' Young

(Newser) - Chelisa Grimes was tired of her son, 17-year-old Darnell "Dynasty" Young, being bullied at school—so she sent the gay teen to class with a stun gun. "What is a parent to do when she has done everything that she felt she was supposed to do ... at the...

Bullied Kids 'Prone to Self Harm'

Adolescents react by cutting themselves, pulling out hair, or worse

(Newser) - Bullied children are more likely to self-harm during their adolescent years than their classmates are, the BBC reports. A British study of more than 2,000 children shows that 12-year-olds who had endured bullying were up to three times more likely to bite or cut their own arms, pull out...

Documentary on Bullying Has Some Serious Flaws

'Bully' simplifies and 'distorts' connection to suicide: Emily Bazelon

(Newser) - There's much to like about the documentary Bully, especially the parts depicting kids who show "inspiring resilience," writes Emily Bazelon at Slate . But she's worried that Lee Hirsch's film "oversimplifies and distorts" the connection between bullying and suicide, which could end up sending a...

New York Bullying Victim Kills Herself

Staten Island teen walks in front of bus

(Newser) - A Staten Island 15-year-old whose family said she got bullied at school has died after walking in front of a bus holding a suicide note, reports the Daily News . Classmates had taken the belongings of Amanda Cummings and even made mean comments on her Facebook page after the incident, her...

Gaga on Bullying: Get Me Obama

Embarks on crusade to make bullying illegal after Jamey Rodemeyer's suicide

(Newser) - For one gay teen, it didn't get better, and Lady Gaga plans to do something about it. The singer took to Twitter following the suicide of Jamey Rodemeyer —who ended his life because he could no longer face bullying at his school—first expressing sadness ("The past...

Tyler Clementi's Roommate Tried to Apologize

But the Rutgers freshman likely never saw texts before suicide

(Newser) - New texts involving the suicide of Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi have been made public, including this one from roommate Dhuran Ravi: "I’ve known you were gay and I have no problem with it," he wrote. "I don’t want your freshman year to be ruined because...

Phoebe Prince Bullying Case Over: No Jail for 5 Teens

She hanged herself in January; charges dropped against sixth teen

(Newser) - Five teens accused of bullying teenage classmate Phoebe Prince into suicide accepted plea deals today and yesterday and will get probation and community service but no jail time. Charges have been dropped against a sixth teen accused of statutory rape, notes AP . Phoebe's mother once again publicly addressed her...

Tyler Clementi's Roommate Charged
Tyler Clementi's Roommate Charged 

Tyler Clementi's Roommate Charged

Dharun Ravi allegedly sent fake tweets, tried to delete another

(Newser) - Dharun Ravi may have dropped out of Rutgers, but what happened there continues to follow him. Ravi was indicted today on a slew of charges stemming from his alleged use of a webcam to spy on a same-sex encounter involving roommate Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide shortly afterward. He faces...

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