New school bullying is a term recently adapted by my kids to coin a term familiar to us all: cyber-bullying. And while we may become desensitized after hearing about online bullying for years, the impacts of this pervasive type of harassment are not on the decline.
Bullies only win if you let them. Even if it's the hardest, most painful thing that you've ever done, you need to choose yourself and happiness. Don't accept other people's criticisms of you. Hear them and if they are true, make changes. If they aren't, toss them away. Do you... start today.
When entrepreneur Kelsey MacLean discovered that her son was being bullied in school, she did what any mom would do. She complained to his teachers and then to the school's administration, but at first she didn't get the results she was hoping for.
For all of the efforts schools put into reducing bullying, there's actually a dearth of rigorous evidence about what makes for effective anti-bullying intervention.
The holiday of Hanukkah presents many lessons. In the main, these lessons stem from the valiant struggle in which a few Hasmonean fighters valiantly rose up against their Seleucid tormentors and successfully rid the land of their presence.
Good teachers teach more than just their content; they teach civility as well. They teach the next generation how to interact with one another, even if they disagree politically.
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.
From 1983-1991, my twin sister and I were relegated to a Catholic elementary school. For us, this felt like a fate worse than death...obviously it was...
As anyone who's caught a glimpse of my biceps can surmise, I'm not a violent man. The closest I came to playing a contact sport was Model U.N. Yet, ...
Mythic Bridge participant-turned-mentor, Alexis Ariel Plaza, debuts her new video about bullying, adolescence, and the power of self-worth. "We're ...
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.