13 year-old went under knife to avoid school bullying

After enduring online harassment and name-calling multiple times a week because of the shape of her nose, Nicolette Taylor, a 13 year-old from Long Island decided to take drastic action: plastic surgery, Nightline reported. Although Taylor accepted teasing as a normal and unavoidable part of growing up, to her, social networking sites like Facebook made it 10 times worse.

“Everyone could see it,” the Nightline reported her saying. “All my friends could see it, all my new friends, and I didn’t want them saying things. Because gossip goes around, and it really hurts.”

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Kenyan teachers strike over overcrowded classes

The chairman of the Kenya National Union of Teachers says 200,000 teachers in public schools have started a strike to protest the diversion of funds meant to hire more teachers and ease classroom overcrowding, the Associated Press reports. Wilson Sossion said Tuesday the protest will affect more than 10 million children in primary and secondary schools. They return to class this week after August holidays…

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