Stories tagged with: Bullying

October 7, 2013 - 4:46pm
41 weeks 6 days ago

A local mother decided to speak out against bullying and she wants the community to join her.

Erin Rock, created the Run, Walk and Roll Against Bullying to spread awareness about the issue and put a stop to bullying.

"I have four kids," said Rock. My kids range from the ages 8 to 13, and I've seen the bullying at school, different organizations as has everyone. I really think with the age differences in my kids I see it getting progressively worse "

The money...

September 17, 2013 - 7:07pm
44 weeks 5 days ago

Joe Strickland, a former MMA fighter himself, started the Spartan MMA Program that teaches kids the fundamentals of mixed martial arts, self-restraint and discipline. As part of his program to combat bullying and widen the opportunity for kids to do good, he and his business partner Scott, along with Ohio Fighting Championships, are hosting an MAA event this Saturday at the Zanesville Civic League Community Center.

"This is our inaugural kick-off for the fight the hate anti-...

September 11, 2013 - 6:40pm
45 weeks 4 days ago

Morgan County Middle School students learned the importance of being kind to each other and of taking a stand against bullying.

When asked if they've ever been bullied, if they have been a bully, or have been a bystander to someone being teased, almost no one raised their hands.

"That's something that I usually get because they don't want to raise their hand when others are looking but when they close their eyes and they think that no one else is looking, they...

August 24, 2013 - 8:35pm
48 weeks 1 day ago

A local event highlighted the dangers of bullying on American teens.

Saturday, the first annual anti-bullying benefit for Gracey Jayne Pettit was held. Pettit was sent to a Columbus hospital for three days after being assaulted by a classmate. Her mother says the family has moved passed the incident and want to spread awareness about bullying. She believes technology has changed the face of bullying.

"It's easier for kids to post things rather than to say things to someone...

February 3, 2012 - 5:49pm
2 years 25 weeks ago

Sometimes the best way to reach out to teens is through their peers.

Pop band New Hollow performed at Zanesville High School as a preview to its show at Secrest Auditorium Saturday night.  Before the boys rocked out on stage, they spoke out to students about the dangers of bullying.

"We're a little older, but we're still in high school, so we're around the same age, and it's a bit easier," said Mick Clouse.  "With adults talking to kids, sometimes they'll...

February 3, 2012 - 5:31pm
2 years 25 weeks ago

Governor John Kasich is taking a stand against bullying by signing a bill that requires schools to update their policies.

Under the new law, administrators must address harassment and intimidation sent electronically.  Student Service Coordinator Kevin Appleman said Zanesville City Schools revised its guidelines back in 2007 to cover cyber bullying.

"This is a tough situation for all school districts," said Appleman.  It's tough to detect it.  When we are...

November 6, 2011 - 9:34pm
2 years 37 weeks ago

To see the full story, click under "Video" on the left side of your screen. 

After a fight on the playground, four Zanesville students are now suspended from Zane Grey Elementary School for beating up a 4th grade boy. But the mother of the boy said the school handled the situation wrong.

10-year-old Peyton Woosley shows bruises that remain from Wednesday's fight on the playground.

"This is where they threw me down, and my arm hit the bench,"...

October 24, 2010 - 6:53pm
3 years 39 weeks ago

If a kid should choose to bully, the consequences can be harsh, and with good reason. We spoke with local law enforcement officials who want kids to understand that making that choice to hurt others can come back and affect their own futures.

Phoebe Prince is just one name in a list of constantly-bullied teens who have gone on to take their own lives. Those responsible for the bullying leading up to her death have been held accountable and a series of bullying-related suicides have...

October 11, 2010 - 5:08pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

Recent tragedies have heightened the awareness of bullying, and schools are taking a stand.

Four bullied Mentor High School students took their own lives between 2006 and 2008. An attorney for two of the families says the Mentor School District had a hands-off approach to bullying, however, the district's superintendent says they are working to fight it. One strategy encourages elementary school students to take a pledge to stand up to bullies and report them to adults. Local...

April 6, 2010 - 6:21pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

School districts across the country are reporting more bullying incidents.

In fact, a new study shows that about 170 thousand students a year stay home because they are scared of bullying.

Mark Brown spoke with students at both Maysville and West Muskingum Middle Schools as part of a national outreach program to show why this is a difficult time in these students' lives.

"Because they want to fit in. They're not quite sure where everything belongs, so they are trying...

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