bullying

Afterschool Program Aims To Help LGBT Youth On LI

Mar 14, 2019
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The LGBT Network on Long Island will offer a new afterschool program for LGBT youth to prepare them for their future.

Jessica Hill / AP

LGBTQ teenagers are often bullied not just for their sexual or gender identity – but also for their weight. That’s the finding in a new study from the University of Connecticut.

Nick Ut / AP

A billionaire philanthropist has donated $100 million to expand an anti-bullying program for grade school students. It is already being taught in 22 of Long Island’s 127 school districts.

Hans Pennink / AP

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers is pushing for an anti-bullying measure that would require schools to tell parents when their child is being bullied, or if their son or daughter is behaving like a bully towards others.

Kaomi Goetz

It’s been nearly 7 weeks since Greenwich High School sophomore Bart Palosz shocked his community by taking his own life. His family and friends say he was a victim of years of bullying at school. Two seniors at the school are among a group of students who are trying to prevent that from happening again. We   met up with them at Binney Park in Greenwich to find out how they’re trying to make a difference.