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Category: Bullying

Young Woman Crying in the School Hallway

Bullying, Tuition Reimbursement, and the IDEA

In a carefully written and extremely well researched 51-page opinion, a New York federal court held that when a student with a disability experiences

Hugs, Harassment, and Humanity

What was really going on when Tyler Blackmore, the principal of Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School (in New Jersey), declared over the school’s

NJ Anti-Bullying Law Still Alive

The viability of the New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, which I have discussed in  previous posts (here and there), seemed to be in

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Should “Bully” Be Rated ‘R’?

Most Americans recognize the following movie ratings: G, PG, PG-13, and R. A film’s rating is based on the following factors: language, drugs, and

Student Rights in the Internet Era

On June 13, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued two very important decisions affecting student rights. In both cases, t

Developing Effective Anti-Bullying Programs

In a previous blog entry, I explained that cyberbullying is a complex issue because it involves off-campus, online speech. Furthermore, when a schoo

Cyberbullying and Freedom of Speech

Cyberbullying a hot topic. But it is also a murky area of law. Not many people can offer a good definition of cyberbulling. The courts are literally

NJ Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act – Part II

In a previous blog entry, I briefly explained the purpose of New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act. I also suggested that Assemblyman

NJ Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act

The New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act awaits Governor Christie’s signature. The bill passed 30-0 in the State Senate and 71-1 in the Stat

Remembering Sophie Lancaster

Goth is a subculture in which people often wear black clothing and listen to a variety of music, including punk rock, heavy metal, gothic rock, and