School Bullying http://www.kunc.org en Becoming More Popular Doesn't Protect Teens From Bullying http://www.kunc.org/post/becoming-more-popular-doesnt-protect-teens-bullying Movies like <em>Mean Girls</em> have told us that the popular crowd rules, and the nerds and nonconformists get picked on.<p>But even the top rungs of high school social ladder aren't immune to bullying, researchers say. Becoming more popular can actually increase a teen's risk of getting bullied rather than making them immune to attack.<p>To find that out, researchers from The University of California, Davis and Pennsylvania State University asked 4,200 high school students in North Carolina about their close friends and acquaintances. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:02:00 +0000 55086 at http://www.kunc.org Becoming More Popular Doesn't Protect Teens From Bullying When Jeremiah Couldn't Take More Bullying, He Took His Life http://www.kunc.org/post/when-jeremiah-couldnt-take-more-bullying-he-took-his-life At 14, Jeremiah towered over his classmates. His size and his struggle with a learning disability made Jeremiah a target for bullying.<p>Five years ago, he took his own life.<p>Since Jeremiah's death, his father, Jeff Lasater, has devoted himself to <a href="http://www.jeremiah51.com/">preventing bullying</a> of special-needs kids.<p>"Jeremiah was a kid that was 6'6", 320 pounds. He had a tough time growing up sometimes. ... He was kinda left out a lot of ways," Lasater says. "Really enjoyed photography, football. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:51:00 +0000 NPR Staff 53771 at http://www.kunc.org When Jeremiah Couldn't Take More Bullying, He Took His Life Kids Involved in Bullying Grow Up To Be Poorer, Sicker Adults http://www.kunc.org/post/kids-involved-bullying-grow-be-poorer-sicker-adults Bullied children and kids who bully others have more health problems when they grow up than kids who aren't part of the bullying cycle, a study finds. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 20:09:00 +0000 48537 at http://www.kunc.org Kids Involved in Bullying Grow Up To Be Poorer, Sicker Adults Victims Of Bullying Are More Likely To Be Arrested As Adults http://www.kunc.org/post/victims-bullying-are-more-likely-be-arrested-adults You'd expect bullies to grow up to get in trouble with the law.<p>But children who are consistently bullied also are more likely to run afoul of the law as adults, including being arrested and jailed.<p>Almost 14 percent of people who said they were bullied repeatedly in childhood and their teens had been in prison, compared to 6 percent of people who weren't bullied, according to a study.<p>Women who were repeatedly bullied before age 18 were more likely to use alcohol or drugs than men, and also more likely to be arrested and incarcerated.<p>"Males and females are different," says <a href="h Thu, 01 Aug 2013 19:41:00 +0000 47810 at http://www.kunc.org Victims Of Bullying Are More Likely To Be Arrested As Adults Cyberbullying Law Shields Teachers From Student Tormentors http://www.kunc.org/post/cyber-bulling-law-shields-teachers-student-tormentors Ganging up on classmates online can get students suspended.<p>But sometimes teachers are the target of cyberbullying, and in North Carolina, educators have said enough is enough. State officials have now made it a crime to "intimidate or torment" teachers online.<p>Chip Douglas knew something was up with his 10th-grade English class. When he was teaching, sometimes he'd get a strange question and the kids would laugh. It started to make sense when he learned a student had created a fake Twitter account using his name.<p>"It was awful," he says. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:04:00 +0000 Lisa Miller 40379 at http://www.kunc.org