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A Silent Scream for Help: Bullying in America

Marlo Thomas | Posted 11.18.2014 | Home
Marlo Thomas

I have always prided myself on being the optimistic sort, confident that there is no challenge that can't be met in some way. I've always felt that nothing is impossible. But I have to confess that it is hard -- damn hard -- to feel hopeful about the bullying epidemic in this nation, not when it continues to take kids lives.

What Parents Need to Know About School Bullying

Ann Margaret Carrozza | Posted 12.11.2013 | Parents
Ann Margaret Carrozza

As a parent, it is critically important that we let our children know that they can come to us for help. It is equally important that we know exactly how to respond so that we don't make the situation worse.

Cartoon Network Debuts Contest for National Bullying Prevention Month

Bryan Young | Posted 12.07.2013 | Parents
Bryan Young

On October 6, Cartoon Network will be debuting a new movie called Contest aimed at raising awareness about bullying. It's National Bullying Prevention Month, and Cartoon Network just might have the highest amount of eyeballs in the right age demographic to help put a dent in the problem.

Bullying, Mobbing and the Role of Shame

Janice Harper | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Janice Harper

If the goal of opposing workplace bullying is indeed to promote more humane workplace environments, decrease workplace aggression, and reduce the potential for workplace violence, shaming targets or shaming bullies is counterproductive.

Cyberbullying Apps -- Why Are We Allowing Anonymous Cruelty?

Randy Taran | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Randy Taran

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.

What We Need & What We Do Not Need: Cliff Notes to Political, Social, and Moral Success

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

We need to start at the beginning. Support our children. Educate all children. Rework the justice system. Help those who make small mistakes to atone for them and reintegrate successfully into society, rather than losing them into the system.

The Day I Had My First Proper Fist Fight

Tom Cramer | Posted 11.07.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

In the fourth grade, I had the toughest teacher of my life: Ms. Daly. She wasn't physically imposing, or necessarily mean; she was smart, tough and didn't take any crap. She was going to teach us, and we were going to learn, come hell or high water. It's like she combined the roles of parent and teacher into one authority-figure superhero. That year, I had my first proper fist fight.

Can I Teach My Son to Have Boundaries When Mine Are So Flimsy?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

There are many ways to help a child establish better boundaries, but the most important one is built upon what he observes in the behavior of those he watches most carefully -- his parents and primary caregivers.

An Open Invitation to Mark Zuckerberg

Karin Kasdin | Posted 10.09.2013 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

I know what you're thinking. This party is a set-up. You're going to be on the hot seat. Don't worry one little bit about that. I made strict rules that you are not to be bullied, and I plan to enforce them. Everyone must act respectfully toward you or they will be asked to leave.

Free Yourself From Bullies and Attract People Who Respect You

Pragito Dove | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

Be willing to be vulnerable, befriend your fears, and remember that this situation is happening for you, not to you. It's helping you step out of victim into mastery of yourself. It's helping you expand even more into who you are.

Fearlessly Defeating the Cyber Bully

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents
Jonathan Alpert

Cyberspace is the 2013 version of the playground, and with it comes potential for great danger, as its reach is massively unlimited. Here's what parents can do to safeguard their children.

The Stable, the Unpredictable, and the Bully -- More Tales From the Garden

Anne Phillips | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business
Anne Phillips

These are the folks that believe that anyone that they are paying can pretty much be treated as they see fit if they expect to be paid. Being paid by them can be a trick in and of itself. These are the most disrespectful and most unpleasant to work with. These are the bullies.

Bullies and Bras

Rayya Elias | Posted 08.05.2013 | Women
Rayya Elias

when I look back on my own experience as a child and pre-teen who was bullied after moving here from another country, it occurs to me that the adults in my life -- even those who loved me -- played a part in the bullying too, whether subtly or directly.

Wisconsin Town Gets Tough on Bullying and Other Cities Should Follow

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.04.2013 | Crime
Steve Siebold

The city council passed an ordinance which could ticket parents and fine them more than $100 if their children are repeatedly bullying others.

Anti-Bully? Sure -- But What About Pro-Friend?

Carlin Flora | Posted 07.28.2013 | Parents
Carlin Flora

It only takes one. Just one friend, that is, to reduce a child's chances of being bullied, and, if he is bullied, of developing depression as a result.

How Can We Help Children Become 'Upstanders' to Bullying?

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

The common denominator of all types of bullying is a lack, or erosion, of empathy. Nurturing empathy, a potential that is present in almost all children, is therefore at the heart of interventions to prevent bullying.

Teased About Your Looks? Bullying That Goes Under the Radar

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

How do we distinguish the angst and insecurities felt by most teenagers from the pain resulting from bullying? Does all teasing between kids warrant prohibition, or is there room for some joking and fooling around? When things clearly go too far, who should intervene?

Dear Bullies

Marsha Pinto | Posted 04.24.2013 | Teen
Marsha Pinto

No one deserves to be hurt or feel worthless, so today before you post that mean comment or bash that innocent individual in the hallway, put yourself in the victim's position and let there be one less person crying today because of bullying.

Problem Child

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.18.2013 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

If your child is the troublemaker, it's important to help set him straight sooner rather than later -- ideally before he gets labeled and before he finds himself losing friends.

Are Schools Turning Alleged Bullies Into Criminals?

Larry Magid | Posted 03.28.2013 | Education
Larry Magid

I worry whether our well meaning desire to combat bullying could lead to an even bigger problem by branding children who misbehave as criminals instead of using other methods to create a more civil and compassionate environment for our children.

Words Matter! Using Kid's Books to Celebrate No Name-Calling Week at School and at Home

Signe Whitson | Posted 03.19.2013 | Education
Signe Whitson

Turns out that while sticks and stones can break your bones, words, too, can really hurt. In honor of proving that out-of-date childhood adage incorrect, the week of January 21st-25th has been set aside as No Name Calling Week.

6 Trends In 2012 I'm Happy To Bid Adieu

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.30.2012 | Fifty

Many midlifers may not be humming along with Frank Sinatra's "It Was A Very Good Year" as they close the door on 2012. It was a year of still-high une...

School Shooting in Newtown: Why Guns Are Not the Answer

Gina Barreca | Posted 02.14.2013 | Crime
Gina Barreca

We should not become accustomed to a world where the pattern of wielding power -- especially firepower -- has authenticated and legitimized their possession of it.

Haunted by "Ghosts of Bosses Past"?

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Wendy N. Powell

'Tis the season for gatherings and good cheer with friends and colleagues present and past. But do these gatherings provide you with memories of bad experiences with bad bosses, bullies perhaps?

I Spent $70,000 On Plastic Surgery Because of Bullies

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.28.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Nancy Redd hosted a segment on HuffPost Live that explored the link between teenage bullying, low self-esteem, and plastic surgery. She spoke with Lau...