A California mayor generated a fierce backlash after saying in a recent city council meeting that victims of bullying need to "grow a pair." Cameron Hamilton, mayor of Porterville, was making the point that bullying is being blamed for too many problems.
This week, the Carson City Council in California gave preliminary approval to an ordinance that would target people from kindergarten to age 25 who makes others feel “terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed or molested."
Today on Outnumbered, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Harris Faulkner, Kirsten Powers and Sandra Smith were joined by #oneluckyguy, Pete Hegseth. From a possibly over-reaching anti-bulling law, to Charles Barkley and Willow Smith, the co-hosts had a lot of opinions to share. Check out clips from today's hot topics below!
Parents, listen up. There’s a new app raising bullying concerns at schools across America. “Yik Yak” is an app that allows people to post anonymous messages online that are seen by others within a mile and a half radius.
A Pennsylvania district attorney’s office will withdraw a conviction against a teen who recorded his alleged bullies.
"Ludicrous, ridiculous, outrageous." These are the some of the words being used to describe a set of guidelines given to elementary school students in Nebraska on what to do if they're being bullied. In the the photo below, you can read the "advice" in full, which was given to youngsters at Zeman Elementary School in Lincoln.
Christian Stanfield, 15, says he was bullied every day for months, even though he and his mother had alerted school administrators.
A Pennsylvania teenager has been charged of disorderly conduct after using his iPad to film his alleged tormentors harassing him.
An Ohio man complained after a judge sentenced him to hold up this sign on a street corner: "I AM A BULLY! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in." Edmond Aviv, 62, pleaded no contest to a charge of misdemeanor disorderly conduct after he was accused of harassing his neighbor and her disabled children over the past 15 years.
A Superior Court judge has decided that two New Jersey school districts can sue students who harass their peers.
One family in California is taking matters into their own hands by fighting against a grade school bully with a restraining order.
A student was suspended for defending his sister after the school refused to intervene in bullying complaints, according to the teens’ family.