We use the word “teasing” to describe a full spectrum of behavior, from good-natured, give-and-take banter between close friends to malicious, intentionally hurtful insults hurled at an overweight child about her body size or shape. The second example is clearly bullying, even though we often hear it described and excused as “just teasing”. It’s much easier to …
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A real problem with bullying prevention is the many “definitions” of bullying. Parents, teachers, all adults working with children, and the children themselves will all benefit from a more consistent definition of where “just kidding” leaves off and bullying begins. Part of the problem is that bullying keeps evolving – our widening understanding of aspects …
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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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We recently caught up with Jen Unbe, who wrote the song Bully (link below). We love her talents and energy, and her deep compassion. We want to introduce her to you as an example of someone whose creative drive has helped her keep pushing to grow, while her empathy and compassion keep her connected to and helping others. She’s a great example for girls and all young artists. You’ll love her as much as we do!
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Bullying prevention specialist Lorna Blumen and the BullyingEpidemic.com team have tools to stop bullying in its tracks. The bullying prevention guidelines we set at the beginning of school can reduce the time spent on discipline for the entire year. January’s a great time to press the “re-set” button on a new term. The benefits: fewer discipline problems, better working environment, and schools with less bullying make faster academic progress!
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