The most impressive thing to me about this 20 city anti-bullying symposium is that it came to fruition as a result of a 17-year-old girl speaking up and a multi-billion-dollar company listening.
While online computer exploration opens a world of possibilities for children, it can also open the door to dangerous sexual predators, cyberbullying and interactions with financial and legal consequences.
Suicide and bullying are both serious and pervasive issues for today's youth which we need to prevent. In order to do so, we need to understand, bullying alone does not cause suicide.
Lakeside Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, Miss., is hosting a conference led by Refuge461, an ex-gay "ministry." Members of GetEQUAL Mississippi, Walk Fellowship, and OMEGA Mississippi have organized a rally to send a message of love, acceptance, and hope to those attending this conference.
When I give presentations at schools, I am always looking for Tyler in the crowd. I guess some part of my mind still thinks I can save him. Ultimately I cannot. But every time I tell the story, I meet at least one person who reminds me that there are others who need to know that they are not alone.
We have a responsibility as publicists, journalists, fashion designers. Promote things that matter. Write about things that will make someone else feel good. Think about what you are making, creating, designing, selling, wearing.
Electronic bullying is another form of harassment that Rebecca Sedwick was forced to endure; however, it was not your average online bullying, it become a lynch-mob, what some would call cyber-mobbing.
It's time to think long and hard about parenting. It's time to raise better kids. Bullying is a learned behavior. More often than not, it begins at home.
Though we aren't fighting a traditional war, we are soldiers nonetheless, soldiers who, when called upon, will draw their sword to protect the younger ones from the hurt that they once endured, soldiers drafted into an army not by choice but by providence.
Organizations such as the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) continue to claim that children with gay parents suffer severe emotional and mental abuse, even going so far as to argue that they are more likely to become child molesters than children raised by heterosexual parents.
As a culture, let's really look at why we are accepting of 'confession pages,' and the proliferation of apps such that make it easier than ever for social cruelty to spread like a cancer into the hearts and minds of young people.
The media's focus on social media apps in this case detracts from the bigger conversation about kids' behavior online, and what we as parents must teach our kids about life on and offline.
Hawaii loves volleyball. It is our state's sport. We play indoor, grass, and beach volleyball. In fact, Duke Kahanamoku and friends invented the sport of beach volleyball on the sands of Waikiki beach back in 1915.
Texting is a huge part of the American teenagers' lexicon. Some savvy schools are starting to take advantage of this technology and how frequently teens use it.
That is a human being in that picture. A person who got up that day, got dressed and left the house without ever thinking it would make her the subject of public ridicule, simply because her shorts are too tight.
When students are bullied or don't feel safe in school, they cannot perform their best or simply don't come, and indeed, higher rates of truancy and lower GPAs have been documented among LGBT students.