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Bullying: It’s All About Respect

Since the first grade, Nadia Ilse’s peers tormented her about her ears sticking out. During a four-hour surgery, a surgeon pinned her ears back, performed work on her jawline, and fixed a deviated septum. The estimated $40,000 surgery was paid for by the Little Baby Face charity (learn more here). While on the surface this donation …

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Take a STAND Against Bullying

Our friends at BullyProof.org have developed 5 steps kids can take if they’re being picked on or bullied. These steps can also help prevent kids from being bullied. Each of the steps begins with a letter of the word STAND. This acronym can help you remember the 5 steps. Source: http://www.bullyproof.org/bullyproof_stand.php    

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Every 7 Minutes A Child is Bullied

Responding to numerous calls from parents of children being bullied at school, Michigan law firm Buckfire and Buckfire created the infographic below, detailing some shocking bullying statistics in the United States. For example, 280,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools. Every month. Consider the implications of this statement. First, there are serious psychological consequences …

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New Report Shows More Girls Than Boys Are Bullied In Ontario

A new report released by Canada’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health showed that 15% percent of boys, and a staggering 28% of girls have been victims of cyberbullying. The numbers were even higher for bullying in school, affecting 31% of girls, compared to 26% of boys. The gender imbalance in favor of girls bullying and being …

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What is Cyberbullying?

When I was growing up, bullying was up close and personal, always face-to-face. For kids, most school bullying happened on the playground. Looking back, I can see that a lot of what we tolerated as “boys being boys,” cliques, and girls shunning other girls was actually bullying, and I was bullied regularly by bigger kids …

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Bullying

TVO Parents has compiled a fantastic resource page entitled “Everything You Wanted to Know About Bullying,” where you can find Lorna’s discussion of her book “Bullying Epidemic: Not Just Child’s Play” as well as a number of other videos about bullying, blog posts and articles, and links to other bullying resources for parents and their …

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Lorna Discusses “Bullying Epidemic: Not Just Child’s Play” on TVO Parents

TVOParents featured Lorna’s discussion of “Bullying Epidemic: Not Just Child’s Play“ on November 23, 2011. In this interview, Lorna stressed that bullying isn’t just a schoolyard problem, but a reflection of broader societal values that foster bullying. TVO Parents, an interactive online community offering expert advice, news and the latest research on early-years education issues, …

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