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On the Road: Middle school football players execute life-changing play

On the Road: Middle school football players execute life-changing play
The Olivet Eagles, a middle school football team, took a fledgling player under their wing and executed what may be the most successful play of all time.

Gym-class teasing can turn kids off exercise, BYU study finds

Gym-class teasing can turn kids off exercise, BYU study finds
It’s clear that bullying can harm children’s mental health, but a new study from Brigham Young University indicates it could also turn them off exercise.

Creating Safe & Welcoming Schools

Creating Safe & Welcoming Schools
It is my belief that every student has the right to feel safe, welcome, and supported at school. Yet, one of the largest studies regarding the annual rates of bullying in our schools show that 2,027,254 youth are involved in moderate bullying and 1,681,030 youth in frequent bullying. (Nansel, 2008). A legislative panel of experts described bullying as a “national epidemic.”

Utah Jazz help launch statewide anti-bullying campaign

Utah Jazz help launch statewide anti-bullying campaign
The Utah Anti-Bullying Coalition kicked off Friday under a cloud of confetti as students at Herriman High School rallied around representatives from the Utah Jazz and challenged themselves to stand up for their peers.

In our opinion: Taking a stand against bullying in Utah

In our opinion: Taking a stand against bullying in Utah
A group of prominent Utahns has come together to launch a public-private partnership of educators and business leaders against bullying in schools. Launched Friday at Herriman High School with help from the Utah Jazz Bear, the Utah Anti-Bullying Coalition has the goal that all Utah schools should be places in which children feel safe and welcome.

Utah teens thrilled with viral reaction to 'Words' video

Utah teens thrilled with viral reaction to 'Words' video
A Utah youth group's music video is going viral, but it's not the song that has so many people watching it on YouTube; it's the incredible message the video sends.

Wright Words: Meet the boy who put an end to bullying and changed my life

Wright Words: Meet the boy who put an end to bullying and changed my life
Sometimes I think back to that boy hiding behind a tree in the woods. I think there might be a little bit of him in all of us. But there’s a little bit of Roy in all of us, too. It’s that willingness to say, “Hey, I’ve got room for you."

Creating Safe & Welcoming Schools: A Parents Role

Creating Safe & Welcoming Schools: A Parents Role
Parents play a critical role in the prevention of bullying, harassment, and discrimination.

Report: 10% of bullied teenagers have tried to commit suicide

Report: 10% of bullied teenagers have tried to commit suicide
One in 10 teenagers bullied at school have attempted to commit suicide, according to research published today. In addition, a further 30 per cent go on to self-harm.

Child bullying victims still suffering at 50 - study

Child bullying victims still suffering at 50 - study
Children who are bullied can still experience negative effects on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, say researchers from King's College London.

My view: Eliminating the root cause of bullying

My view: Eliminating the root cause of bullying
It is very important that the newly launched Anti-Bullying Coalition, school board members and legislators understand the root causes of bullying if they are to reduce or eliminate it. Why did bullying increase when the federal government and wealthy business executives started to run our schools? How did they change education to foster more bullying?

Teen Duo's Anti-Bullying Rap Makes the "Britain's Got Talent" Audience Go Wild

Teen Duo's Anti-Bullying Rap Makes the
Charlie Lenehan, 15, and Leondre Devries, 13, are a musical duo called Bars & Melody who recently auditioned for "Britain's Got Talent." They expressed a powerful anti-bullying message by rap that the crowd went nuts for. Click here to see the video.

Tiny tyrants: Even preschoolers exclude, withhold friendship, bully

Tiny tyrants: Even preschoolers exclude, withhold friendship, bully
Bullying can begin as young as age 3, and girls are more likely to do it than boys. It's called "relational aggression," and experts are trying to figure out how to head it off, according to the Wall Street Journal.

'Five-O Fest' unites police, community in taking stand against bullying

'Five-O Fest' unites police, community in taking stand against bullying
Zac Love and Tanner Myler perform with Beyond 5 at Five-O Fest, a free community festival hosted by the Utah Anti-Bullying Coalition, Safe2Help and the Salt Lake City Police Foundation outside of the Public Safety Building in Salt Lake City on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Student charged in Duchesne High stabbing was 'tortured' by classmates, mother says

Student charged in Duchesne High stabbing was 'tortured' by classmates, mother says
The mother of a Duchesne High School student accused of stabbing a classmate three times in May says her son was violently bullied by fellow students due to his mental and physical disabilities.

8 types of bullies and how to handle them

8 types of bullies and how to handle them
Bullying has been a common issue for kids throughout their lives in high school.

Coalition to provide schools with anti-bullying grants

Coalition to provide schools with anti-bullying grants
The Utah Anti-Bullying Coalition on Monday announced a grant program to help Utah middle schools and high schools fight bullying.

Boy Band Helps Spread Anti-Bullying Message

Boy Band Helps Spread Anti-Bullying Message
Students at Sunset Ridge Middle were called to the gym for an anti-bullying assembly, but what they found was a free concert by the rising star boy band ‘Beyond 5’ and the crowd-pumping playful antics of the Jazz Bear.

Anti-bullying coalition gains momentum in supporting Utah schools

Anti-bullying coalition gains momentum in supporting Utah schools
Cheers echoed through the hallways at Copper Hills High School as the Utah Jazz Bear squeezed through the rim of a basketball hoop in front of an eager crowd of students and faculty Monday morning.

Bullying: Dispelling Myths, Enhancing Prevention

Bullying: Dispelling Myths, Enhancing Prevention
Phoebe Prince was 15 years old when she died by suicide at her home in South Hadley, Massachusetts, 5 months after moving to the U.S. from her native Ireland. The tragedy received a great deal of media coverage, especially regarding six students from South Hadley High School who faced criminal charges for bullying Phoebe Prince. Although the case is still ongoing, it is clear that many different factors contributed to Prince's death, including her school environment, her family situation, and her own emotional history.

Locally shot movie 'Nowhere Safe' provides a serious look at effects of cyberbullying

Locally shot movie 'Nowhere Safe' provides a serious look at effects of cyberbullying
While superhero movies and gross-out comedies might occupy the top spots at the box office, a locally produced TV movie shines a light on a much more serious subject.

Traveling assembly encourages Utah students to stand up to bullying

Traveling assembly encourages Utah students to stand up to bullying
A new tool in the battle against bullying is sweeping schools across the state.

National report shows high overall quality in Utah schools

National report shows high overall quality in Utah schools
Utahns aren't strangers to statistics that show the state's low per-student funding amount and an education system that's about average compared with other states.

Photos: Singers perform, deliver anti-bullying message at school

Photos: Singers perform, deliver anti-bullying message at school
Students at Oquirrh Hills Middle School in Riverton Tuesday were treated to exciting performances with an important message.