bullying

Using kindness to battle bullying and abuse

School may be dismissed, but bullying can still be happening. A local Ocean Springs woman has taken her past experiences and now helps educate students on the harm bullying can cause individuals. A ‘choose kindness’ sign hanging in the Ocean…

Snapchat unveils mental health feature

Bullied online? There's an app for that, sort of. Snapchat is rolling out a new feature called "Here for You." It works by populating self-help information when users search topics like anxiety, depression, suicide, and bullying. Users can also connect…

Free parenting information series

Is your kid okay? That was the question asked tonight at Gulfport Behavioral Health System. Tonight was the first of a four part series of information seminars for parents. This first session focused on bullying. One of their main points…

New club at Long Beach High takes stand against bullying

Long Beach High School is starting the new school year by saying no to bullying. In order to spread that message, they have started ‘Students against Violence for Everyone” also known as the SAVE Club. “In high school there are…

The Cloud Effect: lifting spirits and raising awareness

Two high school students are taking negative experiences to create a positive change. News 25’s Kendra Turley introduces us to Mary Kaitlyn, Mena, and their movement called “The Cloud Effect.” A couple of missing toes and a skin condition brought…

Fatal bullying lawsuit settled in Moss Point

The Moss Point School District has settled a lawsuit over the death of seventh grader Lorel Malone. U.S. District Court records show his parents allege school officials failed to stop students from bullying the boy over his religion. Lorel Malone…

'Sit With Us' Campaign Ocean Springs High School

Students at Ocean Springs High continue their efforts to end bullying and cliques at school. Members of the Youth Activation Committee brought the idea from an app which allows students to meet up with each other during lunch so no…

Parents Protest after Alleged Bullying at Hancock Middle School

The parents of a Hancock County student seek action after their child was allegedly bullied by her teacher. Carl Warrick’s 12-year-old daughter is a sixth grader at Hancock Middle School. She maintains good grades and loves going to school, but…

Year Since Lawsuit, Family Speaks Out

Mississippi ranks seventh in the nation when it comes to bullying. An ongoing lawsuit claims bullying led to the death of a seventh grade student from Moss Point. News 25’s Gina Tomlinson sat down with the family who says bullying…

Parents against Bullying

After a boy was sent to alternative school in Stone County for threatening to shoot up the school, parents now join together to address the underlying issue they believe is bullying.

Parents Against Bullying

One mother calls for the community's help to put a stop to what she says is an ongoing issue often overlooked. It all started when her daughter tried to commit suicide as a result of bullying.