The Harassment of Brandy Vela: When Bullies Cross the Line

The Harassment of Brandy Vela: When Bullies Cross the Line

Brandy Vela, a beautiful eighteen-year-old senior at Texas City High School, passed away by her own hand several months ago after relentless cyber-bullying by internet trolls who tormented her online about her weight and spread rumors about her. Believe it or not, her tragic death

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The Excuses Bystanders and People in Authority Make for a Bully

The Excuses Bystanders and People in Authority Make for a Bully

As we all know, bullies are very practiced and convincing liars, and they have a talent for using charm to deceive bystanders and authority. Understand that this “charm” bullies often display is only a tool to help out up a smokescreen to cover their bad

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Cyber-bullying: The Most Devastating Kind of Bullying

Cyber-bullying: The Most Devastating Kind of Bullying

I’m fortunate enough to have grown up in a time when cyber-bullying didn’t exist. When I was in school, “street bullying” or “playground bullying” were the types of bullying targets of my generation had to endure. “Street bullying” happens face-to-face. It happens on the playground,

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