A Different Tale Of Bullying

| May 23, 2012
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NOTE: To the reader who mailed me an anonymous note regarding faculty bullying of students, can you please  contact me via e-mail. Create a gmail or hotmail account if necessary. I need to get more information.

This one is fictional. A 16 year old high school freshman from New York, Jessica Barba, ¬†created an anti-bullying video and fake Facebook page as part of a project. The video is powerful. It tells the tale of a fictional girl, Hailey, who is bullied at school and online. She eventually does the unthinkable–she commits suicide.

However, the school determined that it was “disruptive” and suspended the teenager. The school spokesperson would not comment.

Bullying has taken center stage in education today. Unfortunately, too little is being done to control or eliminate it. We have highlighted a local teacher who asked Maryland’s First Lady how to handle administrators who prefer to downgrade incidents. We highlighted an ongoing 4-year bullying problem at Southern Middle and Southern High.

Coming up, we have another story from Annapolis High School, Arundel High School, and a Pasadena Elementary School.

What are your thoughts?

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John is the publisher and editor of Eye On Annapolis. As a resident and business owner in Anne Arundel County for more than 15 years, he realized that there was something missing in terms of community news--and Eye On Annapolis was born in late spring 2009.John's background is in the travel industry as a business owner, industry speaker, and travel writer. In terms of blogging and social media, he cut his teeth with MSNBC.com.

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