rebecca sedwick

The mother of a Florida girl who committed suicide after complaining about being bullied plans to sue those she feels caused her daughter's death.
American popular culture encourages teenage girls to think that if they can make themselves attractive to young men, their high school years will be a blast. In fact, being considered attractive can become more akin to a gothic novel than a teenage romance.
Those who diminish others to raise their own status can no longer escape criticism because now there's a punitive label attached to it. In the current marketplace, being branded a bully is now taken more seriously in the boardroom, in the bedroom, on the football field in the school classroom.
I remember my mom saying that I treated my friends better than my family. Immediately, I knew it was true. My family was stuck with me, warts and all, or so I thought back then.
You are not bad people. You do not have cold and heartless souls that are incapable of feeling empathy. You do not need to be sent away and never allowed to set foot in a school again. No, not based on my experiences.