It Can Happen to Adults, Too: 4 Actions You Didn’t Realize Were Considered Bullying

It’s heartbreaking to hear of a child being bullied at school. Children can be cruel, and bullying can leave a lasting mark on one’s psyche. But did you know that bullying extends far beyond the schoolyard and occurs regularly among adults? What you might think is harmless teasing or pranks can easily be taken too far and cross over into the realm of bullying. Here are four real life scenarios where bullying happens Read More

6 Signs That Your Child is Being Bullied

Bullying in the United States has reached epidemic proportions, and technological advances like social media have only served to make things worse with the advent of cyberbullying. School-age children face the highest risk of being bullied, and it is vital that victims receive the help they need. In a previous blog—which you can read here—we discussed some of the things you should avoid doing if you ever discover Read More

What NOT To Do When Your Child is Being Bullied

Bullying is a pervasive problem throughout the United States. Nearly 1/3rd of all US students in grades 6-12 have been the victims of bullying, and with the rise of the constant interaction afforded by social media, cyberbullying has also become a major issue. Far too many young students try to keep the bullying a secret, but when parents do find out they often do not handle the situation properly. Here’s what Read More

KMTV Interviews Student Victims of Bullying

KMTV’s Emily Szink had the chance to interview and speak with Frida Aguilera De la Torre and Jared Williamson, two Nebraska students who were attacked and assaulted by bullies in 2014. Both Frida and Jared were brutally attacked by fellow students while bystanders stood by watching and videotaping the vicious assaults. During the interview, Szink was able to discuss the attacks with the two students. Both Read More

Bullying in Sports

It is unfortunate that one of the chief ways kids make friends, by playing on sports teams, is also a significant source of bullying trauma. In this blog, Thomas Inkelaar, Nebraska’s leading anti-bullying lawyer, addresses the steps that parents can take to prevent and address bullying behavior Bullying during athletic events can be troublesome because brutal bullying behavior can co-exist with traditional Read More

New Nebraska Bill Addresses Bullying Behavior in Schools

With the assistance of Senator Al Davis we are pleased to announce that the Nebraska Legislature and Governor Ricketts approved and signed into law on May 27, 2015 LB525. The bill that among other things would require the State of Nebraska School Security Director to recommend curricular and extracurricular materials to assist school districts in preventing and responding to cyberbullying and digital citizenship Read More

NE Senator Al Davis Attacks Cyberbullying with LB 572

LB 572 Support Voices for Children in NE Bullying is an epidemic among our youth, and Nebraska is no exception. That's why we support Senator Al Davis in fighting back - with Nebraska bill LB 572. The goal is to "task the state school security director with recommending a curriculum to assist school districts in preventing and responding to cyberbullying and digital citizenship issues." According to Read More

New App Allows Cyber Bullies to be Reported Anonymously

The technology magazine Wired reports that a new app called Stop!t allows students to report cyberbullying behavior. Stop!t allows students to download the app, enter a unique school identifying number, take screen shots of the cyber-bullying interaction and send it anonymously to their school’s administrative team. Students who know that their attacks on Facebook and other types of social media will be captured Read More

KMTV Interviews Student Victims of Bullying

KMTV’s Emily Szink had the chance to interview and speak with Frida Aguilera De la Torre and Jared Williamson, two Nebraska students who were attacked and assaulted by bullies in 2014. Both Frida and Jared were brutally attacked by fellow students while bystanders stood by watching and videotaping the vicious assaults. During the interview, Szink was able to discuss the attacks with the two students. Both Read More

LB 572: Cyber-Bullying Bill Hits Nebraska Legislature

On Jan. 21, 2015, Nebraska State Senator Al Davis, the senator who represents District 43, introduced LB572. Legislative Bill 572 is a proposed law that seeks to expand the duties of the state school security director, address cyber-bullying and increase suicide prevention activities. Legislative Bill 572: Details The cyber-bullying bill introduced by Sen. Al Davis ensures that Nebraska’s state school security Read More