Punishment won’t stop bullying, we need to address root causes

More than three million students are bullied every year in American schools, a heartbreaking number that translates to more than a quarter of kids in grades 6-12 and those are just the targets. Nearly 70 percent of students report having witnessed cruel and humiliating behavior. The bill currently before the New Jersey state legislature that

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Suicide prevention advocate talks bullying

After hearing the tragic story of Seven Bridges, one mother, turned suicide prevention advocate, is reaching out with suggestions to prevent bullying in schools.

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LGBTQ-inclusive bullying laws associated with fewer teen suicide attempts, study says

All 50 states have anti-bullying laws, but just 20 have explicit sexual orientation protections, according to the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. Suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth is an endemic public health issue: LGBTQ youth face more bullying and report higher levels of suicide attempts and suicidal thoughts than

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Tyler Clementi Foundation Executive Director Jason Cianciotto Announces Departure as Part of Jane Clementi’s Transition to Chief Executive Officer

Jason Cianciotto, who joined the Tyler Clementi Foundation (TCF) in September 2017 as Executive Director, has announced that his tenure will be completed at the end of 2018. This follows Jane Clementi’s October announcement about expanding her role to become TCF’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Cianciotto has been helping to facilitate this transition. “Like so

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How Ridgewood’s Jane Clementi Found Her Faith After Son’s Suicide

RIDGEWOOD, NJ —Following her son’s suicide, Jane Clementi turned to something that some people might abandon: Her faith. Clementi spoke on the “Today” show Wednesday, on what would have been her son Tyler’s 27th birthday. “I would hear single words at a time and to me that was God’s presence,” Clementi said. “He would continually

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Tyler Clementi Foundation Launches Anti-Bullying Toolkit for Christian Communities

Today, the Tyler Clementi Foundation announced the launch of the #Day1 Toolkit for Christian communities. The toolkit creates a simple, effective and empowering framework for stopping, and ultimately ending, bullying, beginning on the first day of any Sunday school or youth group. This new toolkit, specifically geared toward Christian communities and churches, joins those previously released by the Tyler

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How Tyler Clementi’s mother found faith after son’s suicide

When Jane Clementi’s 18-year-old son, Tyler, died by suicide after his college roommate outed his sexuality online, Jane leaned on her beliefs and found new purpose. With a renewed spirit, Jane shares her journey with TODAY on December 19, 2018.

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The Biggest Bully of LGBTQ People: Organized Religion

As a gay youth, I attended church like I attempted suicide: half-heartedly, with a lack of conviction, and pretty sure it wasn’t for me. That makes me one of the lucky ones. Growing up in Wilmington, Del., in the 1970s and 1980s, I had no idea how lucky I was to be brought up in

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Hope in the fight against cyberbullying: Tyler Clementi’s mother on a serious crisis that demands more action

This week, a newly released poll confirmed what many parents have long known or suspected: Their children and teens are being bullied online through apps, games and social media. The data reveals that half of teens in New York City report they have experienced some form of cyberbullying and more than half know how to hide their

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Cyberbullying Rampant Among NYC Teens, Survey Finds

Nearly half of New York City teenagers say they have been cyberbullied, indicating online abuse is alarmingly common among the city’s youth, a new study of online behavior shows. Some 48 percent of teens said they have personally experienced cyberbullying, with degrading or insulting online comments being the most common form of abuse, according to

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