One of the overwhelming findings is that kids are living in a world where sexism and sexual violence are not only normalized, but the relationship between sexism and sexual violence is deeply interconnected.
Bullying is a worldwide phenomenon that piles weights on students put during their education experience, and it plays a part in deeper forms of violence in schools. Still, resilience and social-emotional strengths are possible for every student everywhere.
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Please listen: I need to tell you a story. The story of a 5-year-old boy who was attacked at his own school.
Bullying Prevention month is almost at an end, but as great teachers know, the real work to end bullying is not something done in a single month, but rather through every action, every day.
Zero tolerance policies do little to solve problems of bullying in schools. They disproportionately impact the lives of LGBTQ students and students of color, and students who take action to defend themselves become punished. They make clear institutional racism, heterosexism, homophobia and transphobia.
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.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, when communities unite nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education.
We need to make clear connections between gender inequality, sexism, and the harassment experienced by LGBTQ and gender non-conforming kids -- including girls who express sexual agency. Student activism can be a useful tool for bringing awareness to schools.
26. Sit next to someone who's alone at a work meeting, a school function, an event, a yoga class.
Statistics show that 2 in 50 Americans have a BFRB. However, the real number may be much higher. Many people are too embarrassed or ashamed to admit they have a BFRB and go to great lengths to hide their behavior from family, friends, and medical professionals.
Were my parents some cutting-edge, super-progressive, Bella Abzug-style culture warriors, using my lunch as a test case to wage war against age-old gender strictures or to protest limited racial diversity on the airwaves? The short answer is "no." That's also the long answer.
When I attended elementary, middle and high school, things were different. There was no real anonymity. I knew which classmates wanted to humiliate me. I sat next to them in class. They would sign their actual names on their mean notes to me in between periods.
Some conservative political leaders want you to believe that gay men are a threat to children. They choose to turn away from actual problems facing kids in American schools. In doing so, they are perpetuating the obstacles that LGBT youth must face every day.