Inside the world of bullying
A Globe series on bullying and its impact on children, adults, and institutions.
With Mass. schools facing a deadline to address bullying in schools, remedies have proven elusive, but awareness and resolve may offer promise. Above, students participated in a lesson about bullying at the Ivan G. Smith Elementary School. (Boston Globe, 12/30/10)
Forty percent of school districts have not filed bullying-prevention plans with the state, despite a Dec. 31 deadline for administrators to comply with a new law that seeks to improve protection for students in the classroom and beyond. (Boston Globe, 12/25/10)
For parents, bullying poses a baffling threat and, with a rash of suicides, many are struggling to help children avoid bullying, or survive it. (Boston Globe, 10/30/10)
Childhood bullying is an old problem, one that has produced generations of victims. And while many of those bullied as children move past it and thrive in adulthood, a surprising number say they have been unable to leave the humiliating memories behind. (Boston Globe, 11/28/10)
Camp is where memories are made and life lessons learned. But camp also can be a free-fire zone for bullies. Cole knows. His camp memories this summer are of rejection and loneliness. (Boston Globe, 8/8/10)
Lexi was new to school and intent on being accepted. Then the pictures surfaced and the torment began. It wasnt a bullying case where the fault was always obvious, or the school failed to react. (Boston Globe, 6/19/10)