Bullying does not have to result in suicide for it to have serious, long-term effects. A recent study published in the Journal of Adolescent Psychology discovered that nearly 33 percent of all bullying victims suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
October is National Anti-bullying Month and just last night Jennifer Livingston from WKBT Television in LaCrosse, Wisconsin was the victim of a cyber bully and she stood up on camera in an inspiring piece on this morning's news cast.
Remember Karen Klein, the upstate New York bus monitor who was viciously harassed by her middle school charges in a video that went viral in June? Her story had a happy ending, as an internet fundraising campaign to send the 68-year-old on a “nice vacation” raised over $700,000 from 32,000 people around the world.
Yesterday I told you about the 68 year old grandmother of eight who was bullied on the school bus where she works by a group of middle school kids. Anderson Cooper 360 spoke to her last night and in the interview she says she does not believe the bullies are sincere with their apology.
We all know that there are cameras everywhere and sometimes they give us proof that kids can truly be cruel. This video has surfaced and gone viral. You are not going to believe what these kids say to this 68 year old woman.