Sunday, September 11, 2011

48 Hours Special - The Bullycide Project based on Bullycide in America

Kevin Epling, BPUSA, Co-Director, may be included in an interview on a CBS News/48 Hours Special called, "Bullying: Words Can Kill.

Watch for the special on Friday, September 16, at 8:00 pm (check your local listings and times).

Some of the show will be about "The Bullycide Project" which is based on "Bullycide in America: Moms speak out about the bullying/suicide connection." To read a little about what Kevin is doing, and the 48 Hours Special, go to the link below.

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20110911/ELANSING01/109110423/East-Lansing-Ground-zero-for-anti-bullying?odyssey=tab|mostpopular|text|FRONTPAGE

To order the "Bullycide in America" book, go to www.bullycide.org or www.bullypolice.com.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Texas: Asher Brown's Bullycide

Comments: No, Asher Brown wasn't bullied because he was gay - He was bullied because his school didn't care to help him. There is no way to say this lightly, so I'll just say it. Asher's bullycide was because of the negligence of his school and they are liars when they say they didn't know about the abuse and bullying he was going through.

http://www.dallasvoice.com/cover-story-aftermath-tragedy-1070237.html

...The day before Asher killed himself was particularly bad.

“We did not see bruises on him the day before he died, but his behavior was out of the ordinary in that he did not join us in the family room as he would usually do,” David said. “Instead he chose to read quietly and keep to himself.”

But David said that Asher told him he had a terrible day without going into detail.

According to Asher’s classmates and their parents, bullies tripped him and he fell down a flight of stairs. When he got up and had barely regained his balance, they tripped him again and he fell down a second flight.

None of the assailants were charged with assault or disciplined by the school.

More comments: This school has a clear history of negligence. Further down in this article it says...

...And this isn’t the first time Cy-Fair has been in the news for bullying.

In October 2009, Jayron Martin, 16, was chased and attacked by a group of classmates who wanted to “beat the gay out” of him.

A group of eight boys surrounded him while a ninth attacked him with a metal pipe and beat him with his fists. Jayron was left with a concussion and numerous cuts.

A neighbor with a shotgun scared the boys away. Had he not intervened, Jayron may have been killed.

Even more comments: How can Texas justify not having an anti bullying law that would protect ALL students from this type of abuse? There doesn't need to be inclusive language in the law to define victims, just a law to stop bullies from bullying. Texas has a C- law right now. I'm appalled that a great state like Texas hasn't taken the lead in promoting civil behavior in their schools. RIP Asher and God Bless your parents who continue to be harassed for speaking out.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Bullycide in America

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For the month of December, all (yes ALL) soft bound book
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your order receipt, but you WILL receive a double order in the mail.


Go to www.BullyPolice.com for more information

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

VA Mom blames teenage son's suicide on bullying

Condolences to the Taylor family from Richmond Virginia
Go to http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ikv3ZWIiEqUp6MRXQKJhvbsbeVsQD9G3DUFO0 to read the entire Associated Press story - Another Bullycide in America

...Christian Taylor was an avid skateboarder and fan of the rock bands Nickelback and Korn, his mother said. She said he had also had some problems with bullies in Killeen, Texas, before the family moved to Virginia a few months ago. Taylor's stepfather is in the Army and was returning Wednesday from deployment to South Korea.

"Chris was a good kid," Alise Williams said. "He had the usual teenage problems, the awkwardness and all, but he had a girlfriend and friends and they're devastated."

She described the bullying of her son as "just a lot of taunting and saying mean stuff." In one instance, she said, the classmate "told my son to go ahead and commit suicide and get it over with."

Friday, May 21, 2010

'Bye Dad' - Last Words Spoken by UK Teen

This article hit home. The last words spoken to Jared were the same.

A bullied teenager out walking with his father said 'Bye Dad' then seconds later jumped to his death from a motorway bridge, an inquest heard today.

Matthew Miller, 17, from Leyland, Lancashire, was walking with his father to 'clear his head' when he passed the school where he had suffered months of physical and emotional abuse, the hearing was told.

A quiet, studious and sensitive youngster, despite being an 'exemplary' pupil, school prefect and destined to study computing and business at university, the youngster told his father the school had 'ruined my life' then ran to a bridge over the M6 motorway and leapt over the side.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1279995/Bullied-Balshaws-High-School-pupil-leapt-M6-motorway-bridge.html?ito=feeds-newsxml#ixzz0oZoPeVz5
or
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1279995/Bullied-Balshaws-High-School-pupil-leapt-M6-motorway-bridge.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Monday, March 29, 2010

16-year-old Southridge student shot, killed after school

This news article is not about a "bullycide", but about a murder by a bully - the only difference, the hand that took the life. In this case, it was the bully.

BY LIANA KOZLOWSKI
lkozlowski@MiamiHerald.com

Daryl Eddie had called his mom, asking her to pick him up -- and quickly -- from the bus stop. Two boys from school who'd been threatening him the last two weeks were going to beat him up, he said.

`` `You need to hurry up because they just saw me,' '' Shonka Ward said her son told her.

When she and her younger son, 16-year-old Edward Collier, pulled up at the Cutler Bay bus stop Thursday afternoon, they saw Daryl on the ground, trying to fight off his attackers.

That's when 6-foot-1, 280-pound Edward jumped out the car, grabbed his 18-year-old brother by the shirt and dragged him out of the tussle.

But Edward never made it out alive...

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/03/26/1550053/16-year-old-southridge-student.html

Sunday, January 24, 2010

A 9-year old dies by Bullycide?

Check out the article below and you might feel as I do...THIS is a Bullycide!

...FORT WORTH, Texas -- What could cause a 9-year-old to take his own life?

Authorities, friends and the family of a boy from The Colony in Texas who was found hanged at school this past Thursday afternoon are struggling with that question after his apparent suicide.

A staffer at Stewart's Creek Elementary School discovered fourth-grader Montana Lance in a bathroom, police said. No children witnessed the incident.

http://www.newsobserver.com/386/story/300896.html