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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Newport-Mesa school board has adopted an anti-bullying policy, one it hopes will prevent school violence of the kind that rocked Santana High School in San Diego County last week. Now officials in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District must determine how to enact the policy so youngsters can feel safe without parents and students fearing that their rights will be violated.
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NEWS
April 16, 2001
I want to thank Rosie Mestel and Martha Groves for their article "When Push Comes to Shove" (April 3) about Norway's program to combat bullying in its schools. I was bullied incessantly throughout most of my childhood. The experience not only was very painful, but also ruined my self-esteem. It took years of therapy to put this experience behind me and allow me to live a happy life. Adults just excuse this behavior as "part of growing up" or by saying that this will somehow better prepare us for adult life; this is sheer hogwash, and I have the scars to prove it. It has taken tragic and violent incidents in our schools to finally force us to face this issue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2009 | Sandy Banks
Courtesy is a big deal at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas. Caring was the recent "trait of the month," the focus of the school's website, and the theme of an "anti-bullying" assembly. Even the sign alongside the carpool loop reminds parents to "Please Be Patient and Drive Slowly. Courtesy Is Always Expected." That's why the fallout from "Kick a Ginger Day" hit the campus like a punch in the gut this week. Kids were invited via a widely circulated Facebook message to "kick a ginger" -- a redhead -- on Nov. 20. At Wright, the kicking, shoving and taunting by small groups of marauding boys left several girls in tears, one boy with his arm in a sling, and a trio of 12- and 13-year-olds arrested on charges of assault and cyber-bullying.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1995 | JULIE PITTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the most dramatic allegation yet that Microsoft Corp. uses bullying tactics to protect its turf, Apple Computer Inc. has charged that the software giant threatened to withhold a key piece of software unless Apple agreed to drop two lawsuits and a competing product. The allegations are contained in a Feb. 13 letter from Apple to U.S. District Judge Stanley Sporkin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Newport-Mesa school board members have officially adopted an anti-bullying policy, one they hope will prevent school violence of the kind that rocked Santana High School in San Diego County last week. Now officials in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District must figure out how to implement the policy without raising fears among students and parents concerned about rights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON and ELAINE GALE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Newport-Mesa school board members tonight are expected to give final approval to a policy that would punish campus bullying as harshly as bringing a knife or a bottle of vodka to school--a policy that might be the first of its kind in the county. The rule would add bullying to the list of offenses covered under the district's zero-tolerance policy. Students who are caught bullying could be transferred to other district campuses and could also be referred to counseling.
NEWS
April 3, 2001 | ROSIE MESTEL and MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two decades ago, three children killed themselves. The youngest was only 10 years old. All three had apparently been driven to despair--at least in part--by the persecution they'd endured at their schools. In the aftermath of the tragedy, a whole country dwelt on a nasty reality: that children, be it through cruel intent or mindless insensitivity, can make the lives of other children wretched. The country also acted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON and ELAINE GALE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An Orange County school board tonight is expected to give final approval to a policy that would punish campus bullying as harshly as bringing a knife or a bottle of vodka to school--a policy which might be the first of its kind in the country. The rule would add bullying to the list of offenses covered under the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's zero-tolerance policy. Students caught bullying could be transferred to other district campuses and referred to counseling.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND and DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Hoping to better measure the extent of bullying in California schools, state education officials are considering adding more questions about campus harassment to a survey given to 450,000 students statewide. The changes to the California Healthy Kids Survey were recommended by an advisory committee and are under consideration by officials at WestEd, a research group that runs the project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to better measure the extent of bullying in California schools, state education officials are considering adding more questions about campus harassment to a survey given to 450,000 students statewide. The changes to the California Healthy Kids Survey were recommended by an advisory committee and are under consideration by officials at WestEd, a research group that runs the project.
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