In the News

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While the content is related to free speech and anti-bullying issues, the organizations do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of the CPL.




Anti bullying campaign forcing girls to kiss one another


MN Bill Could Make Bullying ‘Anything, Any Time’


Great commentary in the Star Tribune: Antibullying Bill Raises Troubling Questions


Eagle Forum recently published this article about how anti-bullying programs don’t work and are being linked to teen violence and, in some cases, self-harm.

Anti-Bullying Campaigns May Not Work


Backers push anti-bullying bill in 2014 Minnesota legislative session by Kim McGuire


Anti-Bullying

“I was bullied as a child. I learned that most bullies are cowards, and by the time I was 12 I had set multiple bullies on their heels….”


Ex-Singer of Lostprophets Jailed for 29 Years


Harmful Outcomes (Letters to the Editor for Nov. 8, 2013)


Nearly 400 children rescued and 348 adults arrested in Canadian child pornography bust


 

School Database Loses Backers as Parents Balk Over Privacy


http://abcnewspapers.com/2013/11/06/letters-editor-nov-8-2013/


The lives of children are too precious to be misrepresented, or worse, exploited by irresponsible journalism.

http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/creating-a-framework-for-ethical-decision-making-among-journalists-and-those-who-care-about-democracy/227095/bullying-is-not-on-the-rise-and-it-does-not-lead-to-suicide/


Human Trafficking Article from Townhall Magazine


Nightmare: Teen Boy Harasses Girls in Their Bathroom, Colo. School Tells Girls They Have No Rights


Are Anti-Bullying Programs Having an Opposite Effect


This article references cyberbullying and the company that an LA school district hired to monitor students social media.

Careful what you tweet: Police, schools tap social media to track behavior


An article by Laurie Higgins, of the Illinois Family Institute, on what is really behind the anti-bullying bills.

http://illinoisfamily.org/education/illinoisans-duped-by-anti-bullying-act/


Jason Morgan, a University of Wisconsin-Madison student earning his doctorate there, has told his supervisor he objects to the school’s mandated diversity training for teaching assistants (TAs) because leaders of the first session he attended essentially called him – and the whole class – racist.

What’s more, the next session – on how to support transgender students – is something Morgan said he cannot support, as it runs in direct contradiction to his religious beliefs.

The letter, sent by email Sept. 22, states all new TAs in the university’s history department are required to attend one orientation session, two training sessions, and two diversity sessions. Morgan, in his letter, called the first of the two diversity sessions, held Friday, “an avalanche of insinuations, outright accusations, and suffocating political indoctrination (or, as some of the worksheets revealingly put it, ‘re-education’) entirely unbecoming a university of our stature.”

After Told He’s Racist, UW-M Student Rejects Further Diversity ‘Training’


In an interview with the Connecticut Mirror, Sandy Staub of the American Civil Liberties Union said: “Let’s stop the wave of creating these cyber-bullying laws for a few minutes and think about how we can both protect students and speech rights at the same time.”

Are new school anti-bullying laws fair, or unreasonable?


“The State of Free Speech on Our Nation’s Campuses, reveals that more than three-fifths of the 409 colleges and universities analyzed maintain policies that seriously infringe upon the free speech rights of students.” 

The Speech Code Report says infringements on free speech are increasingly coming from policies on bullying.


Nick Gillespie contends that there is no “bullying crisis,” and that the panic over this issue is diverting our schools’ money, time and personnel away from education – all in the name of this supposed crisis.

Stop Panicking About Bullies  (April 2, 2012)


Coming to a district near you? Dayton’s bogus bill bullies us all. Call your principal and tell them not to cower under bullying by the state and stand up for what they already know. Every school has an anti-bullying policy and they are working. The Minnesota School Board Association opposes this bill.

California District Hires Company to Watch over Students Social Media


Should the definition of bullying include “hurt feelings”?
Redefining bullying is in Gov. Dayton’s bogus bill.

“Goertzen also demanded that an amendment to the legislation must be a clarification of Bill 18′s vague definition of bullying, which includes any behavior that causes ‘fear, intimidation, humiliation, distress, or other forms of harm to another person’s body, feelings, self-esteem, reputation, or property.’”

“Goertzen’s amendment proposal would define bullying as behavior that ‘places a person in actual or reasonable fear of harm to his or her person or damage to his or her property.’”

 Opposition Tories demand Manitoba define ‘bullying’ in new bill

 


 

Every suicide is tragic. Every person feeling the pain of bullying needs our love and support. The media need to tell the truth.

http://factsaboutyouth.com/uncategorized/the-media-dangerously-ignore-mental-illness-in-coverage-of-gay-teen-suicides/

 


 

A Federal Response to Bullying in Public Schools?

http://www.nationalreview.com/node/267359/print

 


 

Rise of the Thought Police: Bullying Your Children into Forsaking Their Values

http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2013/09/09/rise-of-the-thought-police-bullying-your-children-into-forsaking-their-values/