Category: Bullying Awareness

Woman Stands Up To Cyberbullying With Remarkable Results

Balpeet Kaur was ridiculed for her looks after a photo of her was posted online. She has noticeable facial hair but has chosen to follow the tenets of her Sikh faith, one of which is to leave body hair uncut. Her religion considers the body to be a sacred gift from God and therefore should …

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Bullying Prevention Awareness: October and November Dates

Bullying Prevention Observances in October and November   The months of October and November are busy ones in the world of bullying prevention. We have compiled a handy list of days and observances that promote bullying prevention, and links to websites containing more information. Learn how you can help raise awareness and stop bullying in …

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The Slippery Slope of Rudeness

Parents and teachers frequently ask me “Why are kids so rude today?” Unfortunately, the trail leads right back to us adults. Adults model rude talk and bullying behavior in front of kids on a daily basis. Adults bully other adults, and adults bully kids, often without meaning to or realizing it. As a result, the …

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Bullying Prevention: Start The School Year Off Right! Tip #1

The new school year is an opportunity for parents and teachers to put fresh emphasis on bullying prevention by supporting the development of healthy social groups and friendships. Here are some daily tips for getting the school year off to a good start. These “press the reset button” ground rules also work well at the …

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Meet Lizzie – Powerful, Inspirational Message about Withstanding Bullying

Have you “met” Lizzie Velasquez? She was born with a rare medical condition where she has no adipose tissue on her body (she weighs 60 lbs. as a young adult). She has been called “the world’s ugliest woman” and been mercilessly bullied. Her “It Gets Better” video about withstanding bullying is quite powerful, and the opposite …

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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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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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