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  • Bullying: Who's Responsible? Here's what experts say

    Bullying: Who's Responsible? Here's what experts say

    Friday, August 19 2016 11:44 AM EDT2016-08-19 15:44:57 GMT
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    The situation may have parents thinking it's the school's responsibility to address bullying, and schools may think it's the parents. But Bill Geha, Prevention and Intervention Coordinator for Sylvania Schools, says both sides share a responsibility. 

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    The situation may have parents thinking it's the school's responsibility to address bullying, and schools may think it's the parents. But Bill Geha, Prevention and Intervention Coordinator for Sylvania Schools, says both sides share a responsibility. 

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  • On Your Side: How to recognize if your child is a bully

    On Your Side: How to recognize if your child is a bully

    Thursday, September 22 2016 10:02 PM EDT2016-09-23 02:02:34 GMT
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    Bullies are in schools across the country, and Pine Belt psychological experts are helping parents and schools understand the signs, handle the behavior and hopefully prevent that kind of aggression in children in the future. 

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    Bullies are in schools across the country, and Pine Belt psychological experts are helping parents and schools understand the signs, handle the behavior and hopefully prevent that kind of aggression in children in the future. 

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  • Warning Signs of Bullying

    Warning Signs of Bullying

    Friday, April 29 2016 1:03 PM EDT2016-04-29 17:03:54 GMT
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    Bullying takes on many forms. It can be physical, verbal, or emotional. But determining if your child is a victim can be difficult.

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    Bullying takes on many forms. It can be physical, verbal, or emotional. But determining if your child is a victim can be difficult.

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  • Battling the bullies

    Battling the bullies

    Friday, April 29 2016 1:12 PM EDT2016-04-29 17:12:02 GMT
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    It can be a shove into a locker, but these days bullying is not just physical abuse. It's emotional, it's verbal, it's any behavior that harms in any way. "It can effect, most certainly, your self

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    It can be a shove into a locker, but these days bullying is not just physical abuse. It's emotional, it's verbal, it's any behavior that harms in any way. 

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  • Pine Belt School officials work to prevent bullying

    Pine Belt School officials work to prevent bullying

    Thursday, August 13 2015 5:22 PM EDT2015-08-13 21:22:37 GMT
    Thursday, August 13 2015 5:29 PM EDT2015-08-13 21:29:53 GMT
    School officials are working to prevent bullying across the Pine Belt.School officials are working to prevent bullying across the Pine Belt.
    With many students back in school across the Pine Belt, something they may have to deal with is bullying. More >>
    With many students back in school across the Pine Belt, something they may have to deal with is bullying. More >>
  • Powerful cyberbullying ad mimicks Jimmy Kimmel segment

    Powerful cyber bullying ad mimics Jimmy Kimmel segment

    Powerful cyber bullying ad mimics Jimmy Kimmel segment

    Tuesday, March 17 2015 3:18 PM EDT2015-03-17 19:18:18 GMT
    Wednesday, March 18 2015 7:00 AM EDT2015-03-18 11:00:23 GMT
    Kid read mean tweets to shed light on cyber bullying.Kid read mean tweets to shed light on cyber bullying.
    Jimmy Kimmel created a series on his show involving celebrities reading mean tweets to make fun of the criticisms they get as public figures.More >>
    Jimmy Kimmel created a series on his show involving celebrities reading mean tweets to make fun of the criticisms they get as public figures.More >>
  • Bullying: Through the Victim's Eyes Part Two

    Bullying: Through the Victim's Eyes Part Two

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 11:55 AM EST2014-11-18 16:55:12 GMT
    Tuesday, November 18 2014 4:59 PM EST2014-11-18 21:59:46 GMT
    Jeira is a 13-year-old who is now being home schooled because she says she was bullied last year in 5th grade while attending an elementary school in Jones County.More >>
    Jeira is a 13-year-old who is now being home schooled because she says she was bullied last year in 5th grade while attending an elementary school in Jones County.
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  • Bullying: Through the Victim's Eyes Part One

    Bullying: Through the Victim's Eyes Part One

    Monday, November 17 2014 1:28 PM EST2014-11-17 18:28:42 GMT
    Monday, November 17 2014 6:56 PM EST2014-11-17 23:56:42 GMT
    Ethan Dickinson is a seventh grader at Sumrall Middle School who says he's a victim of bullying.More >>
    Ethan Dickinson is a seventh grader at Sumrall Middle School who says he's a victim of bullying.
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  • School Bullying: Signs to look for in victims, perpetrators

    School Bullying: Signs to look for in victims, perpetrators

    One out of five students reports being a victim of bullying. While acts of bullying may be obvious when it happens, the effects are not as easily recognized. "Bullies have that need to have power andMore >>
    One out of five students reports being a victim of bullying.More >>
  • School Bullying: How schools are aligning policies with state law

    School Bullying: How schools are aligning policies with state law

    Bullying is defined by law in the state of Mississippi, although many wonder where the line is drawn between teasing and bullying. "Bullying is something that is long-term, ongoing with a student," saidMore >>
    Bullying is defined by law in the state of Mississippi, although many wonder where the line is drawn between teasing and bullying.More >>
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    West Jones rallies past South Jones, 30-21

    Saturday, October 21 2017 1:37 AM EDT2017-10-21 05:37:03 GMT
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  • Child injured in fair ride accident in Laurel

    Child injured in fair ride accident in Laurel

    Saturday, October 21 2017 1:06 AM EDT2017-10-21 05:06:50 GMT
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    A child was injured on Friday evening after an accident on a ride at the South Mississippi State Fair in Laurel. Fair representative Pam Holyfield said that a little girl was on a ride called "Up, Up and Away" when the seat on the ride came loose and the little girl fell out of the ride.  The fall knocked the girl unconscious, according to the little girl's mother. The child was taken to South Central Medical Center in Laurel where they are awaiting test results. ...

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    A child was injured on Friday evening after an accident on a ride at the South Mississippi State Fair in Laurel. Fair representative Pam Holyfield said that a little girl was on a ride called "Up, Up and Away" when the seat on the ride came loose and the little girl fell out of the ride.  The fall knocked the girl unconscious, according to the little girl's mother. The child was taken to South Central Medical Center in Laurel where they are awaiting test results. ...

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