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Bullycide: When Cyberbullying Turns Fatal (Guest: Judge Tom Jacobs)

The Changing Behavior NetworkIn this radio-style podcast taken from our archives, Dr. James Sutton interviews Judge Tom Jacobs, a former Arizona juvenile court judge, on the topic of bullycide, youth suicide as a result of cyberbullying.

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Cyber Bullycide

As effective tools of communication and commerce, the internet and cyberspace have changed the way we live. For all the good and benefits they bring, there is a downside. This program addresses loss of life as a result of cyber abuse: Bullycide.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe suicide of young people as a result of cyberbullying is a serious issue that is growing in its impact. Our guest on this program, Judge Tom Jacobs, studies cyber bullycide and the circumstances and events that affect the lives and welfare of our young people. Judge Tom will guide us through the issues of bullycide and how it happens, and he will share his research on legal implications and what we can all do to best protect our children and grandchildren from such a grave threat.

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Judge Tom is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info, a teen-law website for and about teen, tweens and the laws that affect them. His daughter, Natalie, assists him in making AsktheJudge.info a go-to resource. It’s also a valuable website for parents and educators who want to stay current with issues that affect the safety and welfare of our young people.

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Judge Tom Jacobs

Judge Tom is a retired juvenile judge from Arizona, having spent 23 years on the bench. He has written several books for lawyers and judges, as well as for teens and parents, including the book that covers our topic in this program: Teen Cyberbullying Investigated. (28:04)

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Teens, Drugs and Alcohol (Guest: Judge Tom Jacobs)

BTRadioIntThis is a re-post of a popular interview with Judge Tom Jacobs.

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It has been said that our young people are our greatest natural resource. Whatever affects their welfare and safety ultimately affects us all.

In a previous interview with retired juvenile specialist, Judge Tom Jacobs, we discussed issues and concerns regarding teens and their use and abuse of technology and the internet. Judge Tom is back with us, and the topic is a serious one, indeed: our teens and tweens, and problems and heartache associated with drugs and alcohol. These concerns deepen when that drug or alcohol-impaired young person is behind the wheel of a vehicle, or when judgement is affected to the point that poor decisions and resulting behavior create devasting and irreversible consequences.

The progression of substance abuse has reached an alarming state. Syntetic marijuana, synthetic stimulants, and other substances are difficult the control as they skirt the law. These substances are dangerous; leaving in their wake permanent brain damage, physical disabilities, and even death. Judge Tom will tell us how we can step up and address this serious problem that so affects our young people.

Tom Jacobs is a retired juvenile judge, having spent 23 years on the bench. He is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info, a teen-law website and go-to source for and about young people and the laws that affect them. He’s also the author of the books, What Are My Rights? and Teen Cyberbullying Investigated. (26:31)

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A Cry for Help (Response by Judge Tom Jacobs)

BTQuestionsJudge Tom Jacobs is a retired and very experienced juvenile court judge. He lives in Arizona and is the founder and host of a website entitled Ask the Judge. Judge Tom makes his time and expertise available online to young people who are looking for answers to some of their problems (especially legal ones), knowing they do not have to give their names.

As you will see, Judge Tom is also a merchant of hope. He contacted me this week, sharing an email he had received. I’m sure you will agree that this young person was at a desperate point; he or she didn’t see many options left.

Since this young person can remain anonymous, I asked Judge Tom if we could share this question sent to him, as well as his answer, on The Changing Behavior Network. It is important to reinforce the fact that issues of bullying and thoughts of suicide in our young people are very real everyday. –JDS

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I am very suicidal and I am bullied very bad and I really need help I have asked teachers and I have talked to the therapist and it does not help and I have been feeling more depressed lately and I have been thinking about ending it but can I file against the people who bully me (sic)

 

Dear Writer: First, understand that help in your situation is available to you. Suicide is definitely not the answer or the way to deal with your bullying or depression. It may end your pain, but think of the pain it would cause those who love you and care about you. Keep talking with your parents, teachers and therapist. Tell them exactly what’s going on and how it makes you feel.

The answer to your question is “Yes;” you can take measures against the bullies. But you need your parents sto help with this. They can talk to the school or the police about protecting you. They can go to court and ask the judge for a protective order that would be sent to the bullies. There are ways to put a stop to bullying, but only if you tell someone what’s going on who can take action on your behalf. Stay strong and believe that things will get better. We care about you and your well-being. Stay in touch with us–we’ll be thinking about you.

(This is information only — not legal advice.)

Judge Tom Jacobs is the founder and host of Ask the Judge [website]. He is the author of a number of books, including Teen Cyberbullying Investigated and What Are My Rights?

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Teens, Drugs and Alcohol (Guest: Judge Tom Jacobs)

It has been said that our young people are our greatest natural resource. Whatever affects their welfare and safety ultimately affects us all.

In a previous interview with retired juvenile specialist, Judge Tom Jacobs, we discussed issues and concerns regarding teens and their use and abuse of technology and the internet. Judge Tom is back with us, and the topic is a serious one, indeed: our teens and tweens, and problems and heartache associated with drugs and alcohol. These concerns deepen when that drug or alcohol-impaired young person is behind the wheel of a vehicle, or when judgement is affected to the point that poor decisions and resulting behavior create devasting and irreversible consequences.

The progression of substance abuse has reached an alarming state. Syntetic marijuana, synthetic stimulants, and other substances are difficult the control as they skirt the law. These substances are dangerous; leaving in their wake permanent brain damage, physical disabilities, and even death. Judge Tom will tell us how we can step up and address this serious problem that so affects our young people.

Tom Jacobs is a retired juvenile judge, having spent 23 years on the bench. He is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info, a teen-law website and go-to source for and about young people and the laws that affect them. He’s also the author of the books, What Are My Rights? and Teen Cyberbullying Investigated.

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Bullycide: When Cyberbullying Turns Fatal (Guest: Judge Tom Jacobs)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs effective tools of communication and commerce, the internet and cyberspace have changed the way we live. For all the good and benefits they bring, there is a downside. This program addresses loss of life as a result of cyber abuse: bullycide.

The suicide of young people as a result of cyberbullying is a serious issue that is growing in its impact. Our guest on this program, Judge Tom Jacobs,  studies cyber bullycide and the circumstances and events that affect the lives and welfare of our young people. Judge Tom will guide us through the issues of bullycide and how it happens, and he will share his research on legal implications and what we can all do to best protect our children and grandchildren from such a grave threat.

Judge Tom is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info, a teen-law website for and about teen, tweens and the laws that affect them. It’s also a valuable website for parents and educators who want to stay current with issues that affect the safety and welfare of our young people.

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Judge Tom is a retired juvenile judge from Arizona, having spent 23 years on the bench. He has written several books for lawyers and judges, as well as for teens and parents, including the book that covers our topic in this program: Teen Cyberbullying Investigated. (28:04)

http://www.AsktheJudge.info

TO LISTEN, use the player below or left-click the link. To access the file right-click and “Save Target as …” to save to your audio device), CLICK HERE FOR LINK

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Teens, Drugs and Alcohol (Guest: Judge Tom Jacobs)

It has been said that our young people are our greatest natural resource. Whatever affects their welfare and safety ultimately affects us all.

In a previous interview with retired juvenile specialist, Judge Tom Jacobs, we discussed issues and concerns regarding teens and their use and abuse of technology and the internet. Judge Tom is back with us, and the topic is a serious one, indeed: our teens and tweens, and problems and heartache associated with drugs and alcohol. These concerns deepen when that drug or alcohol-impaired young person is behind the wheel of a vehicle, or when judgement is affected to the point that poor decisions and resulting behavior create devasting and irreversible consequences.

The progression of substance abuse has reached an alarming state. Syntetic marijuana, synthetic stimulants, and other substances are difficult the control as they skirt the law. These substances are dangerous; leaving in their wake permanent brain damage, physical disabilities, and even death. Judge Tom will tell us how we can step up and address this serious problem that so affects our young people.

Tom Jacobs is a retired juvenile judge, having spent 23 years on the bench. He is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info, a teen-law website and go-to source for and about young people and the laws that affect them. He’s also the author of the books, What Are My Rights? and Teen Cyberbullying Investigated.

www.AsktheJudge.info

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