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Category Archive: Bullying Awareness

Random Acts of Kindness Week (Feb 11-17, 2013)

Here’s a holiday we love to celebrate! Kindness brings out the best in everyone, especially when someone’s behaving badly. It’s easy to be kind when people are well-behaved, right? The challenge is when someone’s behavior is really trying my patience. When I can control my patience in the face of someone’s difficult behavior, I become …

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Join The Crowd! Bullying Prevention Dates You Should Know

It’s exciting to see the huge groundswell of bullying prevention activities. Adults and kids alike are realizing how much power we each have to prevent and stop bullying. We are joining together and speaking up! Don’t be left behind! Here’s what’s coming up. If these events are not yet in your home area, bring them! …

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Do Bullied Teens Develop PTSD?

A new study from the University of Stavanger in Norway that was published recently in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology suggests that as many as one-third of teenagers who are bullied may develop symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD can cause problems for the person who has been traumatized, such as: Flashbacks, or feeling like the …

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How Can Parents Put a Stop to a School Hate Club?

We recently received a query through Twitter asking Lorna’s advice about a “hate club”: “What is the best way to approach a situation where a boy starts a hate club against one girl and class joins – teacher’s aware.” That’s a tough issue for any parent to deal with, especially when the teacher is aware …

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No Safe Space: 50,000 Teens Talk About Bullying At School

In April of 2012, DoSomething.org partnered with the movie Bully to produce a Facebook app that would allow young people on Facebook to report their bullying experiences at school and share the results. This interactive application required the responses be tied to an existing school, and the school would be graded based on the student’s …

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Frequent Bullying Linked to Lower Test Scores

A recent study by researchers at the Curry School of Education suggests that there is a significant impact on the academic performance of students experiencing bullying throughout their high school career. Moreover, the “bullying climate” of a school may be linked to overall student test performance, resulting in lower standardized test scores. In the study, …

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Texas High School Creates Award Winning Anti-Bullying Viral Video

The Great American NO BULL Challenge is a student-led National video contest and Teen Video Awards show dedicated to promoting bullying prevention and respect, effecting change in communities and schools using the power of music and film. Each December, students in grades 6-12 have about four months to create a 2 to 5 minute video …

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