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Reducing back to school stress

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — With all the excitement the new school year brings, it also brings stress and anxiety for everyone including parents and kids.

Doctor Patty Ann Tublin stopped by our station to share 3 easy tips to reduce the stress.

1. Ease kids back into a new sleep routine – making sure it is age appropriate.

  • Young children: ages 5-8 or 1- 3rd grade. The younger the child, the sooner the new sleep routine needs to start. For example, with young children, ages 5-8 – approximately 5-7 days before the first day of school – begin the new sleep schedule. Put the kids to bed wake them up at the time that will mirror their school week.
  • Children ages 9-12/ 4-7th grade. These children can begin their new sleep routine approximately 4-5 days before the start of school.
  • Teenagers – High School. Teenagers should begin their new sleep routine 1-3

    Read more at: http://wtnh.com/2017/08/15/reducing-back-to-school-stress/

Parents test school liability in bullying and child suicide – Sentinel

CINCINNATI – The parents of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who hanged himself from his bunk bed with a necktie want school officials held responsible, testing the issue of school liability in suicides blamed on bullying.

The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of

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Parents test school liability in bullying and child suicide

CINCINNATI (AP) — The parents of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who hanged himself from his bunk bed with a necktie want school officials held responsible, testing the issue of school liability in suicides blamed on bullying.

The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Gabriel Taye against Cincinnati Public Schools and school officials cites repeated examples of Gabriel and others being bullied at his elementary school. They contend school officials knew about the bullying but were “deliberately indifferent,” allowing a “treacherous school environment.”

Knowledge of harassment and failure to do something are among elements set out in a 1999 U.S. Supreme Court ruling for school liability cases.

“The deliberate indifference standard set forth (by the Supreme Court) sets a high bar for plaintiffs,” a 2016 opinion by a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says. “It requires only that school administrators respond to known peer harassment in a

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Cyberbullying: What You Need to Know Ahead of This School Year

(WWSB) SARASOTA, FL. – One in five students age 12 to 18 experience cyber bullying.

It’s the new kind of bullying that’s easier to carry out, but harder to find out about.

Every seven minutes a child in the U.S. will be bullied. It may be the son or daughter of someone you know, or worse, it may be your own.

“Any kid that’s dealing with some type of ridicule, criticism from their peers, made to feel like they’re not a part of the school community, it’s going to weigh heavy on their mind and those are the things that get in the way of student learning that we need to help out.”

Skip Wilhoit with the Safe Schools Organization works hand in hand with the Manatee County School District and says nationally, more than 160 thousand children miss school every day out of fear of being bullied.

He says it takes many forms, but

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Feds: Nigerian stole state school workers’ W-2s in IRS scheme …


An accused cyber criminal from Nigeria has been arrested on fraud and identity theft charges in a scheme that stole the W-2 forms of Connecticut school employees to steal thousands from the IRS.

Daniel Adekunle Ojo, 33,, a citizen of Nigeria living in Durham, N.C., was arrested Thursday by federal authorities. Following his arrest at in Durham residence, Ojo appeared before a U.S. magistrate judge in Greensboro, N.C., and was ordered detained pending his transfer to Connecticut.

As alleged in the criminal complaint, special agents from the FBI’s cybercrime squad in New Haven and the IRS have been investigating “phishing” emails that were sent to various school districts in Connecticut earlier this year.

In February 2017, an employee

Read more at: http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Nigerian-busted-in-ID-theft-fraud-of-state-11734123.php

Feds: Nigerian stole state school workers’ W-2s in IRS scheme


An accused cyber criminal from Nigeria has been arrested on fraud and identity theft charges in a scheme that stole the W-2 forms of Connecticut school employees to steal thousands from the IRS.

Daniel Adekunle Ojo, 33,, a citizen of Nigeria living in Durham, N.C., was arrested Thursday by federal authorities. Following his arrest at in Durham residence, Ojo appeared before a U.S. magistrate judge in Greensboro, N.C., and was ordered detained pending his transfer to Connecticut.

As alleged in the criminal complaint, special agents from the FBI’s cybercrime squad in New Haven and the IRS have been investigating “phishing” emails that were sent to various school districts in Connecticut earlier this year.

In February 2017, an employee

Read more at: http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Nigerian-busted-in-ID-theft-fraud-of-state-11734123.php

Family of 12-year-old who took her own life after alleged cyber-bullying is suing school district

The family of a 12-year-old girl who committed suicide after she was allegedly cyber-bullied is suing her school district.

Dianne Grossman claims administrators in New Jersey were negligent and failed to prevent the abuse of her daughter Mallory, which she believes ultimately led to her daughter’s death.

Her pleas with one of the alleged bully’s parents were branded a “big joke” and dismissed, she said. 

“I can confidently say I spoke to one of the parents the night before Mallory — before this,” Mr Grossman told NBC News. “And I can tell you that the mother dismissed it, said it was just a big joke, and that I really shouldn’t worry about it,” .

Mallory’s parents are now suing the Rockaway Township School District and are also considering legal action against the parents of the students they feel are responsible. 

Ms Grossman said Mallory had been bullied for months. She had shown social media

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/mallory-grossman-family-12-year-old-cyber-bullying-suicide-schol-district-new-jersey-lawsuit-suing-a7872361.html

Family of 12-year-old who took her own life after alleged cyber bullying is suing school district

The family of a 12-year-old girl who took her own life after she was allegedly cyber-bullied is suing her school district.

Dianne Grossman claims administrators in New Jersey were negligent and failed to prevent the abuse of her daughter Mallory, which she believes ultimately led to her daughter’s death.

Her pleas with one of the alleged bully’s parents were branded a “big joke” and dismissed, she said. 

“I can confidently say I spoke to one of the parents the night before Mallory – before this,” Mr Grossman told NBC News. “And I can tell you that the mother dismissed it, said it was just a big joke, and that I really shouldn’t worry about it,” .

Mallory’s parents are now suing the Rockaway Township School District and are also considering legal action against the parents of the students they feel are responsible. 

Ms Grossman said Mallory had been bullied for months. She had shown social media

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world-0/mallory-grossman-family-12-year-old-cyber-bullying-suicide-schol-district-new-jersey-lawsuit-suing-a7872361.html

Family of New Jersey cheerleader suing school district after cyberbullying led to girl’s suicide

The family of a New Jersey girl who killed herself in June is suing the school district for not preventing the cyber-bullying that led to the 12-year-old cheerleader’s death.

Dianne Grossman and her attorney said Tuesday that the Rockaway Township school district did nothing to protect her daughter, Mallory Grossman, from being bullied online for months by a group of girls, NBC New York reported.

“For months, there were texts, there was Snapchat, there was Instagram,” attorney Bruce Nagel said, according to the TV station. “For months, she was told she’s a loser, she has no friends. And finally, she was even told, ‘Why don’t you kill yourself?’ “

The lawyer described the messages as “vile and malicious.” Grossman said she repeatedly asked Copeland Middle School administrators to stop the bullying and even complained multiple times.

Friends of N.J. cheerleader say she killed herself over bullies

Read more at: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/n-family-suing-school-not-stopping-girl-cyberbullying-article-1.3375238

NJ family sues school for cyberbullying before girl’s suicide

The family of a New Jersey girl who killed herself in June is suing the school district for not preventing the cyber-bullying that led to the 12-year-old cheerleader’s death.

Dianne Grossman and her attorney said Tuesday that the Rockaway Township school district did nothing to protect her daughter, Mallory Grossman, from being bullied online for months by a group of girls, NBC New York reported.

“For months, there were texts, there was Snapchat, there was Instagram,” attorney Bruce Nagel said, according to the TV station. “For months, she was told she’s a loser, she has no friends. And finally, she was even told, ‘Why don’t you kill yourself?’ “

The lawyer described the messages as “vile and malicious.” Grossman said she repeatedly asked Copeland Middle School administrators to stop the bullying and even complained multiple times.

Friends of N.J. cheerleader say she killed herself over bullies

Read more at: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/n-family-suing-school-not-stopping-girl-cyberbullying-article-1.3375238