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Cyber Bullying Warning Over Controversial App ‘SimiSimi’

Parents and teachers should be aware of a new app sweeping through Ireland which is raising concerns of anonymous cyber bullying among students.

The SimiSimi app is marketed as a ‘cute’ artificial intelligence robot which collects user comments on subjects and generates responses based on these comments when questions are posed to it.

These comments are made anonymously by users of the app. Once made, the comments cannot be deleted or reported.

Cyber bullying is a huge risk with apps that promote anonymity. Kids and teenagers feel protected by this anonymity and often do not restrain themselves from making cruel remarks about others.

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‘A bully has taken my son to death’ Grieving Mom Mourns Over Son Who Hanged Himself Due To Bullying

There is nothing more painful for a mother than to send her own son to his grave.

Mayra Rodriguez, a mother of six children, was still in disbelief when she found her son’s dead body hanging inside his closet. His 11-year-old son Julio committed suicide because he cannot stand the pressure his school bullies are giving him. Furthermore, it was reported that his abusers were forcing him to sell illegal drugs which he refused to do.

Mayra claimed that her sixth grader in L.V. Stockard Middle School in Dallas has been very sweet and sensitive child. However, prior to the incident, she noticed that there was a sudden change in his behavior.

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Parents speak out against bullying policy

A few parents say it’s time to address bullying at the grade school. They say it’s a problem. So is the way it’s handled.

Several moms went to the school board meeting tonight. One spoke at length about the problems her daughter and other students have had with bullying. She wants the school board to examine and change the bullying policy, at least at the grade school level.

At this month’s school board meeting public comments came first. Amy Huskisson started her time with a story her 6 year-old daughter told her about a 9 year-old boy at recess.

She says, “He chased her down, wrapped his arms around her, and squeezed her as hard as he could to the extent that her face turned red, almost a purpleish color.

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Arizona dad teaches 9-year-old son important lesson about bullying

It’s a moment every parent dreads: the day their child comes home from school in tears, explaining that a student at school bullied them.

That’s exactly what happened to 9-year-old Bodi Irvine from Gilbert, Arizona, last week.

When the young boy’s father, Isaac, heard what happened, he was furious — but he also used it as an opportunity to teach his son, and other children like him, an important lesson. Now his message is going viral.

“You got bullied today, huh?” Isaac asked his son in a Facebook video, which has been viewed nearly 60,000 times. “What happened? You want to talk about it?

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Laurens County parents sound off on bullying

James Judd’s nephews know firsthand about bullying in Laurens County schools.

“A fifth grader pushed him down in the hallway and then twisted his arm and broke it,” Judd said.

That’s why he and dozens of other showed up to a Laurens County school board meeting Thursday night.

“You’re supposed to be able to go to school and be in a safe environment,” Judd said. “He’s supposed to have protectors there, and it doesn’t seem like they’re doing anything.”

Only one parent was able to address the board during the meeting. That’s because Laurens County school board policy requires a 5-day advance notice for any person wishing to address the board.

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Harlem Globetrotter talks to students about bullying prevention

Harlem Globetrotter Julian “Zeus” McClurkin spoke with over 300 students at a filled gym at Dallas Elementary School on Monday afternoon about the ABCs of bullying prevention.

McClurkin visited as part of a Magic 93 contest that second grade teacher Kimberly Smith entered. The presentation was on a theme that they talk about a lot at school, Smith said.

The ABCs of bullying prevention — or Action, Bravery and Compassion — were the topic of a discussion that included a few basketball tricks and a lot of laughter. McClurkin engaged the kids with questions, stories and tricks.

“A” means action, or going to tell a teacher, McClurkin said.

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Parents warned over ‘Letter X’ Snapchat bullying craze – what you need to know

Parents are being urged to exercise caution in the face of a worrying new craze.

The sick ‘Letter X’ Snapchat phenomenon is sweeping the UK, reports Mirror Online.

The craze encourages children to post “the most vile abuse imaginable”.

Concerned mums have come forward on social media such as Facebook to warn about the trend sweeping classrooms across the country.

The craze highlights the threats social media can pose for vulnerable and impressionable children and the age-old problem of schoolyard bullying.

What is the game?

The cruel new game begins when one child picks a victim.

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Silence is a nasty form of bullying

It’s fitting that the week of Pink Shirt Day should kick off with a school board meeting where trustees — finally — voted to develop a policy to better educate staff and students about the LGBTQ community.

Richmond was slow off the mark on this one. In fact, ours is the only school district in the Lower Mainland, apart from Abbotsford, that doesn’t have a code that specifically addresses discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Now we can say we’re inching up to Chilliwack when it comes to progressive policies.

Sarcasm aside, this was an important moment for some. I spoke to one of the teens who was at the meeting to support the policy.

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Nationwide Teen Bullying And Cyberbullying Study Reveals Significant Issues Impacting Youth

One of the latest and most ambitious studies on bullying and cyberbullying in middle and high school students begs to differ with the age-old adage, “sticks and stones can break my bones, but names can’t hurt me.” The study, conducted by researchers at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UW-EC), used a nationally-representative sample of 5,600 children between the ages of 12 to 17 years old to address various forms of bullying and cyberbullying, sexting and dating violence, as well as thoughts of suicide, deviant behavior, and resilience or coping mechanisms.

Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D., a professor of criminology and criminal justice within FAU’s College for Design and Social Inquiry and co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center, and Justin W.

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