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J.K. Rowling: Being A Teenager Was "Completely Horrible"

Posted 09.17.2011 | Education

The fact that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling created the sorcerous world of Hogwarts as a single mother off welfare is no secret. But she recently r...

Why a Parent's Empathy Is Vital for a Bullied Girl -- and Why It Often Goes Out the Window

Rachel Simmons | Posted 09.12.2011 | Women
Rachel Simmons

As your daughter grows more independent, and her peer culture becomes more influential, it becomes almost impossible for you to make her problems "go away". You can only empathize.

Real-Life Burn Book Triggers District Investigation

Posted 09.12.2011 | Education

A Burn Book like the one featured in the movie Mean Girls that singles out students and calls them names has led school officials in Texas to launch a...

Gay Student Threatened Days Before He Was Slayed, Prosecutors Say

Posted 09.04.2011 | Education

Trial began this afternoon in the case of a California teenager accused of execution-style murdering a gay classmate at a middle school in 2008. Th...

Bullies Posing as Adults (Coming to a Neighborhood Near You...)

Laura Munson | Posted 08.27.2011 | Education
Laura Munson

I've been crossing the country sharing an old message with people who often seem to think it's new news. I like to say, "What if someone told you that emotions are your choice when you were ten years old? Wouldn't you have lived your life differently?" The heads nod.

Bullies: A Dad's Dilemma

Dana H. Glazer | Posted 08.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana H. Glazer

Where does the balance lie between being a helicopter parent and the hands-off, just-let-kids-work-it-out-for-themselves approach? As a dad, I'm still trying to figure this out.

Max Adler Looms Large in the Next Few Episodes of Glee

Tamar Abrams | Posted 06.19.2011 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

Despite Adler portraying a bully of frightening proportions, viewers appear to have rallied around the closeted and confused Karofsky and the young actor who portrays him.

Why Can't Some Women Let The 'Mean Girls' Myth Go?

Laura Stepp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Stepp

Sometimes I despair over women's opinions about women. How can females move upward if they're always tearing each other down?

Where The Bullies Are: It's Not Where You May Think, Study Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

A new study discredits the archetypical bully image as a letter jacket-wearing jock or a pack of vicious girls. It's actually the fence-sitters -- the...

New Jersey's Fight Against Bullying Toughest In The Nation

AP | Posted 05.26.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey's governor has signed an anti-bullying bill that gay rights advocates say is the toughest law of its kind in the nati...

Ending Bullying In Schools Is An Inexact Science, Research Shows

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Fixing school bullying isn't simple. That's what research is revealing about anti-bullying school programs, according to The Boston Globe. "antibull...

Study: Half Of Teens Have Bullied In Last Year

AP | By ANDREW DALTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- Half of high school students say they've bullied someone in the past year, and nearly half say they've been the victim of bullying, acc...

I'm Not Falling For It

Taylor Nunley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Taylor Nunley

When addressing the issue of bullying, I feel all too often no one ever really takes the time to help strengthen students against bullying so as to put bullies out of business.

Who Speaks for the Victimizers?

Ned Goldreyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ned Goldreyer

The schoolyard bully is in trouble. Not the cool kind that earned him our hate-masked envy, (Remember when he stole that egg carton we lovingly decou...

Mentor Ohio School's Legacy of Bullied Teen Deaths

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

MENTOR, Ohio — Sladjana Vidovic's body lay in an open casket, dressed in the sparkly pink dress she had planned to wear to the prom. Days earlie...

Stop the Bullying!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

We need to immediately send a clear message to all our children that bullying and harassment for this or any other reason is simply not acceptable.

Anti-Gay Bullying is Today's Witch-Hunting

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Irene Monroe

Due to homophobic bullying some of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) children feel like they are looked upon as today's witches.

Photo-Essay: Welcome To Sarah Palin's America...

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Lewis

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Is Bullying Getting Worse? Four Preventative Actions for Parents & Schools

Darell Hammond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Darell Hammond

While I doubt that more play will singlehandedly "solve" the problem of bullying once and for all, it's an essential step. And it's not as hard as you might think.

Bullied Students In Philly Force School To Take Action

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In the face of growing alarm about bullying in schools across the country, students at South Philadelphia High School have some good news: It is possi...

Fairy Tales: An Antidote To Bullying?

Elizabeth Cunningham | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Cunningham

We need to foster a culture of storytelling in schools, in community and religious centers. We need to rediscover stories as a source of courage, resourcefulness and compassion.

How Bullying Changed My Life

Jessica Radloff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jessica Radloff

Bullying has no race, no gender, no sexual orientation. Bullying will never stop. But we can work to be more aware, more available and more attentive to those that need our support.

Bullycide Prevention: 3 Steps for Parents

Courtney Macavinta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Courtney Macavinta

We all deserve to learn how to be compassionate with ourselves and others. To live as equals. To be safe. To be ourselves and have our rights protected by one another. To be respected and pass it on.

3 Levels Of Tolerance And What They Mean For Bullying

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

The real question for all of us to ask is how to hold power to accountability, and how to create an environment in which strength comes with morality and a sense of care and responsibility.

Helping Your Child Deal With Bullying

David Fassler, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Fassler, M.D.

An estimated 160,000 children stay home from school every day because of bullying. Here are tips to help your kid combat the bully in his life.