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Study finds homophobic teasing is the most common ‘violent behaviour’ among teenage boys

Homophobic teasing is the most common “violent behaviour” among teenage boys, a new study has found. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, looked at whether attitudes towards gender equality affected violence in teenage boys. It surveyed 866 teenage boys in community settings like after school programmes and libraries, covering 20 lower-resource neighbourhoods in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. According to researchers it is the first study to ask teenage boys about violence and attitudes to gender in “US urban, community-based settings”, rather than schools or clinics. Researchers found that...
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School Officials Sued for Failing to Protect 12-Year-Old Gay Student Who Took His Own Life After Homophobic Bullying

Tristan Peterson A New Jersey school principal and several teachers, counselors and district anti-bullying officials are named in a new lawsuit filed by a New Jersey mother whose 12-year-old gay son, Tristan Peterson, committed suicide after she had made multiple complaints to school officials that he was being bullied. NJ.com reports: “, who declined to comment for this story, contacted school officials on multiple occasions to report the mistreatment of her son, according to the suit. Documents describe a specific incident that occurred days before Tristan’s death, when he was...
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White House: Melania OK With Bullying Attacks on Children if They Give Speeches

It’s taken the White House more than 24 hours to respond to massive outrage aimed at the First Lady for not speaking out against President Donald Trump, who viciously attacked climate crisis activist Greta Thunberg. Thunberg is just 16 years old is on the autism spectrum. The First Lady has paraded her “Be Best” program that supposedly works to fight online bullying of children, but in this case her husband is a prime example of the very real problem. Upset he was not named TIME’s “Person of the Year” President Trump...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneer Matt Gay, Subject to Lifelong Taunts Over His Name, Will Wear Anti-Bullying Cleats to Sunday’s Game

Matt Gay, kicker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has been bullied his whole life because of his name, as have his nieces and nephews, he says, so he’s taken up the cause of anti-bullying and will wear special cleats to Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. Said Gay to the Tampa Bay Times: “It’s so easy to hide behind a phone and say whatever you want. … I think it’s pure coward-ism for those who do it and there’s no place for it in this world. I got bullied and...
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Bullied Teen Wallops Kid Who Was Calling Him ‘Faggot’ in School Classroom and the Internet is Cheering — WATCH

Jordan Steffy, a bullied high school student, after fighting back against a student who he later said had been calling him a “faggot” since the second grade. The fight is said to have taken place at Laporte High School in La Porte, Indiana. Two clips of the altercation have been viewed more than 10 million times. “Back the f**k up out of my face, now,” said Jordan. “Cause I’m not playing with you.” “Why you in my face, faggot?” replied the bully. Don’t f**king play with me. Don’t f**king do...
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