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Category Archive: Bullying Awareness

Bullying Makes Kids Reluctant To Exercise

Are we raising a generation of couch potatoes? Parents say, “All my kid wants to do is sit on the couch and play video games or text on her phone.” Are kids lazy? Or is something else discouraging kids from participating in gym class or outdoor activities? We already know that school bullying often occurs …

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Bully or Leader – Where’s The Line?

What would you do if another mother described your 6-yr-old daughter as a bully? When mother and writer Ritu Shannon was confronted with this situation, she was confused and concerned. Shannon talked to her daughter’s teacher and was reassured when the teacher confirmed that her daughter is kindhearted, and something more: a leader. Writing about …

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Lessons We MUST Learn From Amanda Todd *Updated*

15-year-old Amanda Todd from Coquitlam, British Columbia killed herself this week, after several years of terror at the hands of a cyberbully/cyberstalker and merciless, cruel-hearted peer taunting and physical violence at several schools. Now we’re “outraged”, according to an article in the Toronto Star. Where was our outrage WHILE this was happening? Why weren’t we …

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Damages: Bullying’s Long-Term Effects

You’d think a bullied child or teen has enough to deal with in the present, but new research shows that bullying can impact their lives well into the future – both legally and psychologically. Kids who are bullied repeatedly more likely to become bullies themselves, AND they’re also more likely to end up becoming criminals …

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Welcome to National Bullying Prevention Month. Let’s move forward, with all adults and kids, to make this our most bully-free year ever – in our homes, schools, workplaces, and communities (including on TV!). Adults must lead the way for kids. Say “no” to bullying. Be an upstander. Behave yourself online. Be kind, especially when someone’s …

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The Far-Reaching Power of Forgiveness

When I was In Grade 2, my classmate David punched me in the stomach. Another classmate named David taunted me on my walks home from school. My parents spoke with taunting David’s parents, who apologized to me on their son’s behalf. I wasn’t convinced. I harbored bitterness for decades, including an irrational suspicion of boys …

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Why Stronger Anti-Bullying Laws Aren’t The Answer

Anti-bullying laws are like the out-of-bounds markers on a ski hill. They’ll catch you if you go seriously off course, but once you’ve gone that far, the damage is already done. The best line down the hill is considerably inside those markers. With bullying, pushing a child until they “almost” commit suicide might be technically …

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