Articles Tagged ‘Bullying’

Long Island Schools Struggle With Rise In Teen Suicides

LI Schools Struggle With Rise In Teen Suicides

For Lynn Hunter* the suicidal thoughts began in 9th grade…



Letters to the Press: For the Week of July 15 – July 21

The “Sound Smart at a Party” feature in the June 24 issue of the Long Island Press contained an item about Lindsay Lohan’s mother being denied use of her daughter, Ali’s celebrity discount card at Carvel. This item referred to Ali’s “celebrity” status as a real shocker.



Cyberbullying on Long Island

For Jamie Isaacs, the torment began in second grade at Wenonah Elementary School. A group of girls would repeatedly yank her hair and stab her with sharpened pencils. Sachem Central School District officials did nothing to stop the abuse, her family alleges.



Jobs and Careers: Bullish on Bullies

The recent news detailing the plight of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince from Massachusetts and her alleged experience of physical and verbal abuse by her schoolmates has…



Growing Up Gay on Long Island

It’s Friday night in Bay Shore, and groups of noisy teens are filing into Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY) headquarters. Each week, the nonprofit hosts OUTlet, a weekly social gathering for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) teens ages 13 to 21. Tonight’s theme is high school stereotypes: Goth. Geek. Cheerleader.