Although we can't diminish the need to continue to discuss youth bullying and cyberbullying, we also need to recognize the need to open up a dialogue about adults who are bullies and those who are targets of their online cruelty.
The single most essential tactic to stop bullying, in my experience, is parental involvement. Parents, school principals and guidance counselors must all work together to help the bully understand why he/she is acting out this way.
Though no one can reasonably argue that infectious diseases pose no concern or risk of spreading, as a nation, we must investigate the rational science of transmission and avoid acting on fear, baseless speculation, and apparent political expediency.
Which cause will I choose in order to make a difference? I'm not quite sure. But whatever it may be you can be sure that it will be something I believe in.
The cause behind this lack of change is the reality that too many people are talking about bullying, but not enough are doing anything about it.
All children's behavior is telling us something, but the same behavior can mean different things, depending on the child.
I'm not that 9-year-old little girl praying silently each day on the way to school that the bullies would pick on someone else that day. But I am that 25-year-old woman who still has feelings and expects more from humanity.
Whether at school or in public spaces, many LGBT youth don't feel safe and continue to face disgraceful levels of discrimination (and some don't feel safe at home, either). But when they enter the workforce, disadvantages persist.
Social inclusion is the next major step in realizing an education dream that promises to serve every child equally.
We probably all have memories of our favorite teachers, the ones who inspired us and still make us smile years later. And then there are the ones who are like Grendel at the banqueting hall in Beowulf, casting a long shadow.
Humor helps me cope with negative feelings. That led to my Breaking News Series, mosaics that comment on America's political, social and economic problems.
Let's stop making excuses for our daughters. Let's start raising them up by not accepting excuses for putting others down. It starts with one brave parent.
The Dignity Act is a different kind of anti-bullying law.
No one should ever experience being bullied. It's a cowardly action that unfortunately occurs all too often in our schools. According to the National ...
I am shocked--shocked--that Monica Lewinsky considers the Internet the major contributor to her ruined reputation; shocked that she considered her situation similar to Tyler Clementi's; and shocked at her timing.
When a student walked past my brother and yelled the "r-word" (retard) at Kevin and his classmates, I knew I had to stand up for my brother. I avoided physical confrontation, but I used my most powerful weapon -- my voice.