Increased Facebook Usage Correlates to Decreased Well-Being

A study recently published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that increased use of Facebook leads to decreased personal satisfaction. The study’s researchers monitored 5,208 adult users and gathered information between 2013 and 2015 about their use of Facebook, health, and social lives. Facebook issued a response to the study by citing an earlier  Read More …

Bullying Guidelines Meet Measured Approval with Palo Alto School Board Members

According to the Palo Alto Weekly, after being put on notice by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in December 2012 for mishandling the bullying complaints of a disabled student, the Palo Alto School District has reached an agreement on a new policy that will address the resolution process for complaints  Read More …

Bullying at School and Work Involves Power Imbalance

The Fairmeadow Elementary School has adopted an approach to anti-bullying which embeds anti bullying lessons in the curriculum and revisits the issue of bullying on a regular basis.  The newer lessons teach empathy, not just for the bullied child but also for the bully, and encourage other children to become “upstanders” against bullying rather than  Read More …

Employment Lawyers Combat Bullying in the Workplace

Bullying has been a hot-button topic in recent years, particularly school bullying, which has resulted in a number of tragic student suicides.  But long after leaving high school behind, many face bullying as adults, including bullying in the workplace, cyberbullying, and domestic violence. Bullying in the workplace can give rise to legal claims.  Workplace bullies  Read More …