Bullying http://wesa.fm en Does Legislation Combating Revenge Porn Go Far Enough? http://wesa.fm/post/does-legislation-combating-revenge-porn-go-far-enough <p>A bill to punish revenge porn has been passed by the Pennsylvania Senate. <a href="http://www.endrevengeporn.org/guide-to-legislation/">How big a problem is this issue</a> and could the Commonwealth’s bill be a model for other states to follow?</p><p>City Paper reporter Charlie Deitch, investigated the topic for <a href="http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/revenge-porn-may-be-a-larger-problem-than-a-proposed-state-law-can-solve/Content?oid=1729252">this week's cover story</a>. He spoke with Holly Jacobs for the article. She's a revenge porn victim and founder of the organization <a href="http://www.endrevengeporn.org/">End Revenge Porn</a>.</p><p>The new legislation gives victims retribution for the initial posting of graphic imagery, but Deitch says this legislation is not enough. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:01:03 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 24445 at http://wesa.fm Does Legislation Combating Revenge Porn Go Far Enough? When Clubhouse Culture Goes Too Far http://wesa.fm/post/when-clubhouse-culture-goes-too-far <p>While “boys will be boys” may seem a likely excuse for some, in the wake of <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/11/04/243058164/miami-dolphins-suspend-richie-incognito-over-slurs-threats">hazing allegations</a> against Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito, many fans believe the teasing of Jonathan Martin crossed the line into inappropriate bullying.</p><p>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Sports Writer Emeritus Bob Dvorchak says the NFL does exist in a “culture of hazing,” but usually the tasks forced on rookie players are not so cruel. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:55:10 +0000 Katie Blackley 19456 at http://wesa.fm PA Lawmaker Wants More Comprehensive School Bullying Response Plans http://wesa.fm/post/pa-lawmaker-wants-more-comprehensive-school-bullying-response-plans <p>State House lawmakers are struggling to find a way to help schools deal with bullying among school-age children. &nbsp;<br><br>Republican Rep. Dan Truitt of Chester County says he’s not sure schools are taking bullying seriously, given the way they’re responding to existing state mandates.<br><br>"Our current state law requires school districts to report incidents of bullying to the state just in terms of the numbers, how many incidents they had," he said. "And a number of them, about 200 school districts, report none at all."<br> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 19:38:14 +0000 Mary Wilson 8483 at http://wesa.fm Day of Silence Calls Attention to LGBT Harassment http://wesa.fm/post/day-silence-calls-attention-lgbt-harassment <p>Students from southwestern Pennsylvania will join with those around the country to participate in the national Day of Silence on Friday.</p><p>Students in middle schools, high schools and colleges will take a vow of silence to draw attention to bullying and harassment of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people.</p><p>Nationally, researchers say 160,000 children skip school each day due to fears related to bullying.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:20:42 +0000 Tim Camerato 8072 at http://wesa.fm Senator Casey Takes on Bullying, Applauds Efforts of Pittsburgh Mifflin K-8 School http://wesa.fm/post/senator-casey-takes-bullying-applauds-efforts-pittsburgh-mifflin-k-8-school <div class="field-item even"><p></p><p></p><p>US Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) used a sixth grade classroom as a backdrop to talk about bullying. Students, teachers and parents at Pittsburgh Mifflin preK-8 School have implemented an aggressive anti-bullying campaign, and Casey said he’s like to see such efforts at all schools. To that end, he has introduced the Safe Schools Improvement Act. A bill that will tackle&nbsp;bullying. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:45:15 +0000 Deanna Garcia 2286 at http://wesa.fm Senator Casey Takes on Bullying, Applauds Efforts of Pittsburgh Mifflin K-8 School