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Cyberbullying addressed in Rockaway schools in wake of suicide






A candlelight vigil at the White Meadow Lake Country Club for Mallory Grossman on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Mallory Grossman was a 12-year-old student at Copeland Middle School in Rockaway who died by suicide after being bullied.
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ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP — Four months after 12-year-old Mallory Grossman died by suicide her mother said was the result of cyberbullying, the school community will hold a number of events geared toward building “a safe cyber community.”  

District parent and PTA member Michele Beneduce spearheaded “Your Child and Technology: A Parent’s Guide to a Kind and Safe Cyber Community” to be

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Inside alleged murder-for-hire plot that led to Texas veterinarian’s suicide and a man behind bars

Using an iPad, Valerie McDaniel started an audio diary to record her deepest thoughts. In her entries, the 48-year-old talked about her daughter, her dating adventures as a new divorcee — and a dark secret.

“I hate the idea that everybody thinks I’m a monster,” McDaniel says in the recording she made on March 15, 2017.

And in her last recording made on March 25, McDaniel says, “I never wanted to hurt anyone.”

VIDEO: Woman recorded final thoughts on her iPad before her deathPlay
Woman recorded final thoughts on her iPad before her death

McDaniel was a veterinarian living in a two-bedroom condo at a luxury high-rise in the wealthy Houston neighborhood of River Oaks. When she wasn’t treating animals at the veterinary clinic she owned, friends and colleagues said McDaniel spent weekends on

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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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Family of teen who committed suicide raising awareness against cyber-bullying


In 2016, suicide replaced homicide as the second-leading cause of teenage deaths according to the CDC. One of the reasons for this disturbing trend is cyber-bullying.

But with every statistic, there is a heartbreaking story.

Luken Boyle, 14, took his own life after being bullied on social media.

“One of the kindest people you would ever meet,” said Luken’s uncle Bill Boyle. “He was only 14-years-old, and he was by far the best person I knew.”

While Luken’s family is mourning his loss, they are working to ensure other parents do not have to suffer their pain.

Bill Geha, a counselor and founder of the anti-bullying Peace Project, created a course for parents called the Parent Project. The project aims to help parents to become proactive when it comes to their kids’ social media exposure.

Geha says parents need to take

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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

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Family of girl, 12, who committed suicide to sue NJ school district: lawyer – New York’s PIX11 / WPIX

NEW JERSEY — Relentless cyberbullying caused a 12-year-old girl to commit suicide, according to her family, who plans to announce a lawsuit against the Rockaway Township School District Tuesday.

Mallory Grossman, 12, died in June 2017. (GoFundMe)

Mallory Grossman was a student at Copeland Middle School in New Jersey when she killed herself in June, according to information provided by the law firm of Nagel Rice and a GoFundMe account created for the girl’s family.

“This tragedy could have been prevented and this lawsuit should be a wake-up call to every school in every hamlet of our great country that cyber-bullying is going on every day and that the schools must immediately take step to stop this and protect every student in the school,” family attorney Bruce Nagel said in a statement.

Grossman was a cheerleader and gymnast, photos on the GoFundMe page

Read more at: http://pix11.com/2017/08/01/family-of-girl-12-who-committed-suicide-to-sue-nj-school-district-lawyer/

NJ 12-year-old’s suicide a plea for cyber-bullying law: GOP candidate Heather Darling

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Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He’s formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, an editor for ConservativeBase.com, a columnist for Examiner.com, a contributor to KGAB radio news, and news director for NewswithViews.com.

He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter’s University and director of security for several major organizations. He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.

In addition, he’s a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (kgab.com) and editor of Conservative Base

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Cheerleader Mallory Grossman, 12, ‘commits suicide’ hours after her desperate mum tried to convince school to stop …

A YOUNG cheerleader is thought to have taken her own life just hours after her mum urged the school to clamp down on social media bullies.

Mallory Grossman, of Rockaway Township, New Jersey, was found dead last Wednesday after the 12-year-old was allegedly tormented on Snapchat.

Mallory Grossman is thought to have taken her own life after being bullied on Snapchat

Mallory Grossman is thought to have taken her own life after being bullied on Snapchat

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is now investigating the girl’s tragic death.

Friends and relatives of the young gymnast revealed that her mum, Dianne Grossman, complained to administrators at Copeland Middle School about the alleged cyber-bullying just hours before her daughter died.

NBC New York reported that Facebook posts suggested the girl had been bullied over Snapchat.

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Heartbreak as middle school cheerleader 12, dies in a suspected suicide, on the same day her mother complained to …

  • Mallory Grossman, sixth-grader from Rockaway Township, New Jersey, died suddenly last week
  • Friends say Grossman took her own life after being bullied on Snapchat 
  • Dianne Grossman, Mallory’s mother, reportedly complained to officials at Copeland Middle school about the bullying hours before girl’s death
  • Mallory’s classmates came to school Monday dressed in light blue to raise awareness of bullying  
  • The 12-year-old gymnast and cheerleader is survived by her parents and three siblings 

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