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Millions of teens are using a new app to post anonymous thoughts, and most parents have no idea

December 8, 2015The Washington Post

Millions of teenagers in high schools nationwide are using a smartphone app to anonymously share their deepest anxieties, secret crushes, vulgar assessments of their classmates and even violent threats, all without adults being able to look in.

Topics: Bullying Digital Safety & Cyber-bullying

Bullying: Whether your child is the victim or perpetrator

July 25, 2015USA Today

Good news on the bullying front from the U.S. Department of Education: In a study released this May, fewer children aged 12 to 18 reported being targeted by bullies in 2013, only 22 percent, down from 28 percent in 2011. It’s the lowest number since the department began the survey in 2005.

Topics: Bullying

Maryland high schools unsafe for LGBT students, study says

November 13, 2014The Baltimore Sun

A survey of LGBT secondary students in the state conducted in 2013 and released Thursday by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, or GLSEN found that fewer than half of the high school students in Maryland who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender that are verbally, physically and sexually harassed and assaulted by their classmates report the abuse.

Topics: Bullying Sexual Harassment Violence Prevention in Schools

Youth advocates find LGBT kids vulnerable, underserved in Maryland

August 12, 2014The Baltimore Sun

In a report to be released today, advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community call on state officials to improve services for marginalized and bullied LGBT youth in schools, foster homes and detention centers across the state.

Topics: Bullying Depression & Suicide Prevention Gender Bias & LGBTQ Homelessness Sexual Assault & Date Rape Sexual Harassment Violence Prevention in Schools