Category: Bullying Awareness

Teens Take Musical Action Against Bullying One Note At A Time

Teens write anti-bullying song, "Take A Stand"

Here’s a great example of teens working together to create change – using their unique musical talents to reduce bullying. Sacha Edwards, a 16 year old singer/songwriter (a finalist on Radio Disney’s “Next Big Thing”) teamed up with Parker Forbes, a 14 year old a multi-talented musician (bass, guitar and drums), to create “Take a …

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Self-Respect: What Is It? (Infographic)

What underlies bullying? The lack of respect for self and others. How do we keep kids grounded in respect? First we need to know what respect for self looks like. When we respect ourselves, it’s much easier to respect others. Kids grounded in respect won’t bully others to get or maintain friendships and won’t stand …

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Changes In Behavior Can Indicate That Your Child Is Being Bullied

Well-meaning, experienced adults can be standing right in the midst of bullying and be clueless. By the time we do see it, it’s often very late and a lot of damage has already been done. How can we identify – and assist – a child who’s a target of bullying? If we’re lucky, other adults …

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Meet Jacques St. Pierre: 17-Year Old Founder of the “I Will Make It Better” Project to Stop Bullying

Jacques St. Pierre founded "I will Make it Better" to stop bullying

It is spectacular to see a young man inspire his peers at school, and the community at large, with his commitment to bullying prevention.  At just 17, Jacques St. Pierre founded the “I Will Make It Better” Project to stop bullying, organized a school assembly on the topic, and encouraged his peers to pledge to …

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When Teasing Turns Bad – How Can We Tell?

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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Bullying: A National Epidemic – Excellent Show from Katie Couric

Katie Couric did an excellent show about the national bullying epidemic last week. Bullying: A National Epidemic, which aired on October, 2, 2012  is the best segment I’ve ever seen on bullying. The segment features Whitney Kropp, who was nominated to her homecoming court as a hoax, and Katie Uffins who feared for her life …

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What is Bullying, Exactly?

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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