As much as I don't want to admit that these movies are accurate, the teen social hierarchy is evident in schools all over the globe. You have your cliques, your pecking orders and your gangs. And you likely have varying degrees of self-segregation by race, age, gender, culture, sexual orientation and social status.
Be the change you want to see in the world - both on and offline. And happy Safer Internet Day!
I know what's it's like to feel you have a secret that nobody can know about. I know what it's like to feel ashamed about being gay. I know what it's like to wonder if your silence about being gay is causing more harm than your ministry is causing good.
I am a woman and I am on the Internet. It's brave. It's not "eat a burger in public" brave, but it's still pretty admirable. It shouldn't be.
In the absence of name-calling, smear campaigns, misogyny and conspiracy theorizing by Bernie, his supporters have compensated by doing it all themselves. The Sanders campaign has no need for attack ads, their supporters write infinitely more toxic slurs and accusations in countless blogs.
I recently had to visit the principal's office at my 12-year-old daughter's middle school because she has been bullying other girls at school. How do ...
New school bullying is a term recently adapted by my kids to coin a term familiar to us all: cyber-bullying. And while we may become desensitized after hearing about online bullying for years, the impacts of this pervasive type of harassment are not on the decline.
One of the most common reasons parents approach me is to ask for my advice on how to help their child handle a bullying situation at school. Fear for...
When entrepreneur Kelsey MacLean discovered that her son was being bullied in school, she did what any mom would do. She complained to his teachers and then to the school's administration, but at first she didn't get the results she was hoping for.
By Christine Elgersma, Common Sense Media It can be hard to keep up with the latest apps that kids are using. Just when you've figured out how to tal...
I left teaching for many reasons. One of them was watching a young man I mentored for four years endure some of the worst bullying I have seen -- and even with mounds of social media evidence, nothing was done.
For all of the efforts schools put into reducing bullying, there's actually a dearth of rigorous evidence about what makes for effective anti-bullying intervention.
It shouldn't be my, or any other woman's, responsibility to learn to just cope or go home.
Bullying is a societal issue with potentially detrimental ripple effects spreading well beyond the perceived victim, to negatively impact the wellbei...
My digital wish (#Digiwish) for 2016 is for us to elevate the discussion of tech use from a limited scope of addressing problems, like cyberbullying and screen time, to a more holistic view of how to weave technology in to our lives in a positive way.
The holiday of Hanukkah presents many lessons. In the main, these lessons stem from the valiant struggle in which a few Hasmonean fighters valiantly rose up against their Seleucid tormentors and successfully rid the land of their presence.