Although recent generations have made great leaps towards recognizing the harmfulness of bullying both in person and online, a recent psychiatry study urges us to readdress the problem of bullying with more force.
What the hell is this? THIS is why young women (and men!) have body images issues. This is why people think that no matter what they do, they can't win. Being judged solely on a your physical appearance sucks. I know.
With one hand we defend those who cannot speak for themselves. With the other we use our words as weapons to hack at anyone who would dare to parent differently than we do. We intimidate mothers who put more effort into their child's activities than we do. We write posts about how parents who volunteer too much make the rest of us look bad.
The influence of social media on adolescents and teenagers is of particular importance, not only because this particular group of children is developmentally vulnerable but also because they are among the heaviest users of social networking.
As a parent of a young athlete, you have many responsibilities, one of which is keeping your kids safe. Among the most prevalent threats to our kids today is bullying. I know, I know. You've already watched a documentary, read the pamphlets sent home from school, and maybe even attended a school-wide assembly.
The spotlights were bright on Broadway at the Diamond Horseshoe, and they were shining for the Tyler Clementi Foundation.
Talking about shame, we are exposing it and nipping it in the bud. Having uncomfortable conversations with children at a young age doesn't put them at risk, instead, it does the opposite. It keeps them from risk.
Isn't that what we all want? To have maybe just one good friend, someone who has your back and who will treat you in the way that you want to be treated?
As a society, I think we collectively have a journey to take -- a journey away from ridicule, mockery and condemnation and a journey toward compassion, understanding and support. The season on fat people needs to close and stay that way. Daniel Finney wants to become a healthier person; we need to become a healthier nation.
Earl Woods said he made it clear his purpose was "not to raise a golfer. I wanted to raise a good person." Despite the bad reputation that follows Tiger these days, here's proof that there's still a good person living inside of him.
It is important to distinguish between rude, mean, and bullying so that teachers, school administrators, police, youth workers, parents, and kids all know what to pay attention to and when to intervene.
Life is too short to work for or with bullies. Although a dying breed, they are still around.
When you continually and overtly belittle people for being who they are, eventually some of the people in these groups will respond violently. Is the answer to their violence really to be more offensive?
Imagine there's nowhere you can go where you are not the curiosity that tempts roving eyes and odd glances. Imagine that your very presence evokes a profile in the imagination of others, which instinctively limits who and what you are.
If you were asked to create a mental image of an ally for LGBT youth, a 6'3,'' 260 lbs. professional bodybuilder might not be the first image to come to mind. We hope to change that.