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School Bullying Can Be a Crime [Video]

  Larry Bodine, editor-in-chief of Lawyers.com reports on how students, teachers and parents can say “no” to school bullying and cyber bullying.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that 37% of teens have reported being bullied while at school. Forty-four percent of middle schools reported bullying is a problem. And 52% of students reported being cyber bullied. Cyber-bullying is electronic harassment With the speed of Internet communications many people quickly become witnesses to the bullying and humiliation. …

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Posted 11 months ago in Crime Podcasts Your Family & The Law by Larry Bodine  
Stop School Bullying – KOGA 930 AM [Radio]

(iStockphoto/Thinkstock)   Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine speaks with KOGA (930 AM) in Ogallala, Neb., about your legal rights if your child is bullied in school. With 77 percent of students saying they have been of victim of bullying, just about every state has passed an anti-bullying laws, including cyber-bullying. The range in bullying spans from exclusion from activities to verbal abuse to very serious acts of kids being assaulted, beaten, raped and attacked in schools. Larry explains criminal law covers …

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Do You Know Your Child’s Legal Rights in the Classroom?

This interview with Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine was originally published Aug. 31 on Motherhood Moment. It’s back-to-school season again! As parents send their kids back to class it’s important that they are aware of their students’ legal rights — especially in regards to personal safety. Lawyers.com — the largest legal website for consumers — has straightforward advice for common legal concerns parents could face this new school year. I had a chance to interview Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief, Larry Bodine, Esq. about …

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Posted 11 months ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
New Plaintiff Joins Horrific Illinois School Hazing Suit

A fifth plaintiff has filed a lawsuit in Illinois claiming that members of a Des Plains high school’s sports teams were hazed in a manner so horrific it rose to a level of sexual assault. The original suit alleges that four students were forced to the ground during soccer practice last year by their teammates and sodomized with fingers and sticks. School officials at Maine West High School knew about the abuse, the suit contends, but did nothing to stop …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Josh Crank  
In the Job Market, It Ain’t Easy Being Teen

The overall job market is improving, but as usual, life is totally unfair for teenagers. For the last two years, teen unemployment has hovered around 25 percent, more than three times the current national unemployment rate. Facing odds like those, it’s especially important for teenage job seekers to understand their employment rights and restrictions. Let’s stick with the bad news for now. If you’re under 20, employers can pay you something called the “youth minimum wage.” Since the federal minimum …

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