Cyberbullying is big news at the moment -- it's National Bullying Prevention Month, after all. This annual event draws well-deserved attention and helps generate an avalanche of press surrounding cyberbullying statistics, research, effects, and the like. I've learned a lot. But not nearly as much as I've learned from 6th graders.
(Photo credit: Peter J. Hughes) Bullying is a result of unresolved trauma where an individual would rather inflict their own emotional pain on someo...
I strongly believe I can present accurate responses about how people in the world actually think about the country that we have heard is the greatest country on Earth, and not only quick shallow statements because it's the right thing to say.
Why do we think it's okay to call somebody "fat", "stupid" or " ugly" when we disagree with them just because we're doing it over the Internet? Why do we think it's okay to send people anonymous mean messages on websites like Tumblr just because we are not saying these words to their face?
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and to honor this month of online awareness we would like to explore the darker side of social media, and aim to supply you, Parents, with some valuable need to knows about various popular platforms and X-Rated content.
We now know that ignoring bullying doesn't help. We know that kids need to know that a caring adult will take action. And we know that that caring adult might be a teacher or a principal or any one of the army of education support professionals (ESPs) that surround that child.
One evening, my husband and I were having dinner with friends near Amsterdam. And we were all sharing extraordinary experiences from our years at un...
When any group of people is targeted for oppression, it is ultimately everyone's concern. We all, therefore, have a self interest in actively working to dismantle all the many forms of oppression, including cissexism.
This week we head to the Emotion Revolution Summit at Yale where the Flawless Foundation is proud to be one of the sponsors of an important collaboration between the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation.
What does it say about our cultural values that staring at butts (as long as it's hetero) is considered a more acceptable motivation for boys in ballet than practicing a challenging art form?
I distinctly remember during class one day in my freshman year, someone asked my theology teacher about the Church's position on gay people. I sank into my seat and wanted desperately to disappear.
More than 70 global human rights organizations are currently calling on Facebook to conclusively remedy its "real name" policy, which, despite several changes over the years, still requires users to provide "their authentic identities."
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, when communities unite nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education.
Anything limited to one day and 140 characters is likely never going to prevent or end a culture of LGBTQ youth harassment and bullying. It doesn't just get better. We have to do better.
In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, I share this story. It illustrates a total fail on my part to seize a teachable moment with my granddaughter. Luckily, she has an awesome mother, who works hard to prevent bullying.
When you really want to shout "damn that blankety-blank bully," what do you do when your kid walks in after school and she's in tears because someone she thought was her friend is still saying mean things about her?