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’13 Reasons Why’ projects the effects of bullying

Shannon Rusche, Staff

April 19, 2017

Netflix’s latest original series “13 Reasons Why” opens up the painful yet necessary discussion about bullying and teen suicide, but leaves some critics wary of the potential harm of the graphic portrayals of abuse and suicide within the series. The series is an adaptation of Jay Asher’s 2007 novel “Thirteen Reaso...

Blaming victims of bullying is never the right course of action

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

March 27, 2014

Imagine that someone just burst into your house and beat you and stole a bunch of your stuff. When the police arrive, their only response to you is that you should not have such nice stuff. I bet that wouldn’t feel good at all. This same victim blaming has plagued those who have been raped, and now it is spreading towards...

Social media expands child bullying

Dorian Love, Connection Staff

December 5, 2011

Torment. Pain. Defeat. This is the experience of a young girl who took her life because a classmate continuously sent her threatening messages calling her “worthless, ugly and stupid.” Tragedies like this are all too real and many come with deadly consequences. “Over 80 percent of teens use a cell phone regularly,...

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