By Valerie Tejeda | 11/24/2013 - 11:00
“Heartbroken” sums up how Mexican American mom Jeanie Kastas felt when she discovered that her 10-year-old son, Jonathan, was being taunted at school.
“The kids were calling him names like ‘wetback’ and saying things like ‘go back to your country,’” she says. It devastated her to see her jovial little fifth grader turning into a sad, angry person. “I wanted to fix it,” says Kastas, whose son is not alone, considering that almost 28 percent of Hispanic students report being bullied, according to the National Center for Education.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 11/06/2013 - 11:15
Last year, the Department of Justice reported that every seven minutes a child is bullied at school. According to DoSomething.org, approximately 160,000 kids skip school every day because of bullying, and one out of 10 students drop out of school because of it. Take a look at 11 Latino celebrities who are helping raise awareness about this serious issue:
By Kamren Curiel | 03/01/2013 - 15:57
We couldn't be happier for new daddy Perez Hilton, who announced the birth of his first biological child (a baby boy!) on his blog Feb. 27. While we wish we could've gotten a name out of him (come on Perez, you know the drill), we were super excited for the 34-year-old Cuban American king of gossip who dished to us in 2011 about how bad he wanted kids. Here are 10 reasons why he'll be a kick-ass dad.
By Jill Pankow | 11/20/2012 - 15:21
There is no doubt about it, superstar Christina Aguilera is a fighter, but some might be surprised by the role that bullying has played in her life, and music.
During the promotion of the sexy singer’s newest album Lotus, Aguilera sat down in the comfort of her own home to share a softer side with Dateline and discuss her bond with her son, her often tumultuous home life as a child, and her unlikely connection to The Sound of Music.
By Jesus Trivino | 10/29/2012 - 16:00
Bullying in the U.S. is reaching epidemic proportions. With increasing numbers of children and teenagers committing suicide over being bullied at school, celebrities from the small and big screen are joining forces to fight the cause. Who better than WWE Diva Champion and Stars Earn Stripes (NBC) winner, Eve Torres, to rally the troops against bullying? With October being National Anti-Bullying Month, Torres is getting the message out via be a STAR (Show Tolerance and Respect), a joint campaign between the WWE and The Creative Coalition.
By Sugey Palomares | 09/13/2012 - 13:00
Sure, the X-Factor may be all about finding new talent, but our attention was on Demi Lovato and Britney Spears for most of the premiere last night.
By Lee Hernandez | 03/23/2011 - 10:30
Selena Gomez stopped by The Ellen Degeneres Show this week to promote her new single, "Who Says," which the 18-year-old singer has dedicated to haters, and the conversation quickly turned to the subject of bullying.
By Latina Staff | 03/09/2011 - 14:51
As Latina contributor Franziska Castillo reported in the March 2011 issue of Latina, while bullying cuts across all social and ethnic groups, some recent studies show a disturbing trend: Our niñas and niños are currently among the most bullied students.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/05/2010 - 09:30
Demi Lovato recorded a video message for all the youth out there who may be suffering at the hands of bullies. Over the last few weeks, five teenagers have committed suicide because they were being bullied. Lovato has always felt that this issue was important, so she took a moment to let other young people know about the Pacer's kids against bullying campaign. She urges kids to visit teensagainstbullying.org and join the campaign on pacerkidsagainstbullying.org.
Check out the PSA below: