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Brydolf, Carol; Garrett, Kristi – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
On March 15, 2007, Santa Barbara residents were shocked when a baby-faced 15-year-old high school student was stabbed to death in the heart of the city's fashionable State Street shopping district. His assailant, just 14, was a member of a rival street gang and a student at the local junior high. "It was a wakeup call for the entire…
Descriptors: Juvenile Gangs, School Activities, Violence, Parent School Relationship
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Stroud, Sara – T.H.E. Journal, 2009
When Megan Meier hanged herself in 2006 after being the brunt of a MySpace prank, followed by the subsequent trial of the adult who participated in the 13-year-old girl's harassment, cyberbullying took its place in the eye of a media storm. All the ensuing attention has translated into increased concern among parents and a heightened awareness…
Descriptors: Suicide, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Prevention