Category: Bullying Awareness

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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Rick Mercer Rants on Teen Suicides Due to Bullying

Last week, Rick Mercer posted a “Rick’s Rant” called “Make It Better Now,” regarding the recent string of suicides due to bullying.   Take a moment to watch the clip.  He sends a powerful message that “it’s no longer good enough for us to tell kids who are different that it’s going to get better. …

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October is National Bullying Awareness Month in the US

October is National Bullying Awareness Month in the United States.  Show your support! Anyone can put a stop to bullying.  A perfect example of this is Dylan Beckham, a nine-year-old in Bowling Green, KY, who stood by an autistic classmate and insisted that the bullying stop.  His insistence of “No Bullying Here” spread through his …

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Why Bullying is ALWAYS Bad for Kids

How do parents help kids deal with bullying, without helicoptering? I’ve seen several recent articles, written by both parents and researchers, suggesting that the silver lining to parental non-involvement in kids’ bullying is that kids (1) learn to work problems out for themselves and (2) accept the life lesson that not everyone’s going to be your …

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Cyberbullying: The Tip of an Iceberg

Cyberbullying never happens by itself.  Cyberbullying always exists in environments where in-person, face-to-face bullying already thrives. So if you’re seeing cyberbullying, look further – to find (& change) the bullying-enabling systems in your environment. Cyberbullying will decrease too. Find out more about cyberbullying in “Bullying Epidemic: Not Just Child’s Play“. Coming Sept 2011.

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