Is Bullying Increasing Or Are We Just Hearing More About It?

Here is a great question we received on the recent post “Every 7 Minutes A Child is Bullied.” I think this question is so important and so complex, I decided that it should be answered in another post. “Lorna, what I haven’t seen anywhere – and truly don’t have a clue about – is whether …

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Adults Unintentionally Teach Kids The “Art of Bullying”

 Video: Hockey Canada, “Golf”, “Relax, It’s Just A Game” Public Service Ad Campaign, 2004 Concerned about the level of adult bullying in kids’ hockey, the Canadian Hockey Association created a now-famous series of public service announcements called “Relax, It’s Just a Game.”  Beneath the humor of parent-child role reversals, parents discover how humiliating it is to …

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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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Preventing Bullying – One Recess at a Time

Here’s a great article on building empathy and creating the expectation in kids’ and adults’ minds of an inclusive, care-taking environment.   http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1122916–porter-brock-university-professor-tries-to-stop-bullying-by-changing-recess-in-st-catharines-schools

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