B is for Bullying: What Can Phoebe Prince’s Shocking Death Teach Us?

CBS News – Jennifer Ashton – ‎1 hour ago‎

The extreme tragedy of Phoebe Prince’s case captured headlines, but unfortunately bullying is practically an every day event in American schools.

Teen Charged in Phoebe Prince Bullying Case is Arrested Again abc40

Phoebe Prince was bullied in Ireland too Irish Central


Teen Bullying Can Be Red Flag for Depression

ABC News – Beth J. Harpaz – ‎Apr 19, 2010‎

In another case, a teenager named Alexis Pilkington killed herself in March in West Islip, NY, and nasty comments about her were posted online even after

In wake of Phoebe Prince case in Massachusetts, families across US fear

New York Daily News – Gina Salamone, Nicole Lyn Pesce – ‎Mar 31, 2010‎

Bullying and cyber-bullying are becoming more violent and more sexualized every day.” West Islip parents Ed and Cathy Bell say their teenage daughter,

Anti-bullying legislation stalls in NY

Elmira Star-Gazette – Julia Hunter – ‎Apr 18, 2010‎

Another case made news when West Islip teenager Alexis Pilkington committed suicide March 21. She was subjected to vicious cyber-bullying before her death.

Obese Kids More Likely To Be Bullied

Obese children in grades 3 through 6 are more likely to be bullied than children of a normal weight, according to a new study.

The suicide of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince earlier this year has helped raise awareness among parents and teachers of the psychological impact of bullying on teens. Now, a new study that examines bullying at a younger age identifies overweight children as the primary target.

Researchers at the University of Michigan surveyed 821 children ages 8 to 11. In the third grade, 15 percent of the children were overweight and 17 percent were considered obese. A quarter of the 821 students admitted to being bullied; however, 45 percent of their mothers reported that their child had been bullied for his or her weight. The study included responses from children, parents and teachers.