Rochester NY Airport Security passing insulting notes to travelers caught on tape

Neil Strassner was just passing through airport security, something he does on a weekly basis as part of his job. That's when a contract airport security employee handed him a small piece of folded cardboard. Strassner, 40, took the paper and continued on his way. He only paused when he heard the security employee shouting back at him, "You going to open the note?"

When he unfolded the small piece of paper, Strassner was greeted with an unprompted insult. "You ugly!!!"

According to Strassner, and in newly released CCTV of the incident, the woman who handed him the note began laughing loudly.

Keep Reading

Cyberbullying Just Became a Crime in New Zealand

The country will enact tough penalties for one of the world’s newest crimes.

Imaga via Pixabay

Cyberbullying may be a new concept, but it’s a practice loaded with danger. Researchers report that victims of cyberbullying suffer from heightened levels of depression and anxiety, sometimes leading to suicide. That’s why the nation of New Zealand decided to finally take a stand and recently enacted a tough cyberbullying law with penalties such as hefty fines or even jail time.

Keep Reading

Monica Lewinsky’s Powerful TED Talk on Bullying

“Patient Zero” for the internet shame cycle reclaims her narrative, and makes the case for compassion in the face of bullying

image via youtube screen capture

“Who didn’t make a mistake at 22?”

Keep Reading

A City Education: Boosting Student Achievement Through Bullying Prevention

Want to end the dropout crisis? Preventing bullying is one of the solutions.

Through A City Education, City Year corps members share their experiences working as tutors and mentors in schools in hopes of closing the opportunity gap and ending the dropout crisis.

Words and name-calling can carry all the impact and pain of a fist, but the damage isn't always visible to the naked eye. reports that as many as one in seven students in grades K-12 was either a bully or a victim of bullying in 2012, while one in 10 students drop out of school due to repeated bullying. October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, an opportunity to reflect on this issue that continues to plague our schools—and it helps me put my role into perspective.

Keep Reading