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The Most Important Thing About Bullying Prevention

Signe Whitson | Posted 07.12.2016 | Education
Signe Whitson

While I soak in as much Summer as I can before the 2016-17 school year begins, I am thinking about my own mantras of School Counseling--the most important things I can offer my students to make them each feel heard, understood, safe, and valued.

What Does Bullying Look Like?

Signe Whitson | Posted 02.17.2016 | Parents
Signe Whitson

After teaching the differences between rude, mean, and bullying behaviors to students, I empower them further by helping them recognize the four most common types of bullying and talking to them about the everyday ways they see each type occurring among their peers.

Bullying Prevention Month is Almost Over; The Real Work Takes Place Every Single Day

Signe Whitson | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
Signe Whitson

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.

Getting Your Kids Ready to Go Back to School: An Insider's Look at What Teachers Really Want

Signe Whitson | Posted 07.22.2016 | Parents
Signe Whitson

When it comes to what classroom teachers really want in terms of preparing students for a successful year, however, stylish school bags and math memorization don't even make the top ten list. Rather, Teachers' Wish Lists include specific skills and teachable traits that make for a peaceful classroom and productive learning environment, such as.

Friends or Frenemies? Understanding Bullying in Schools

Signe Whitson | Posted 05.13.2016 | Parents
Signe Whitson

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.

What Kids Can Say and Do to Stand Up to Bullying

Signe Whitson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Signe Whitson

How can you prepare your daughter to effectively cope with bullying in all of its forms, at any point in her day? What follows are four simple, but powerful strategies you can teach your daughter to maintain her personal power, even in a difficult peer relationship:

Dear Bully: An Open Letter

Charlie Villanueva | Posted 03.17.2015 | Impact
Charlie Villanueva

Since I was a rookie in the NBA, I've been hosting a blessed opportunity while out on the road to hang out with a group of children and their parents affected by the skin condition alopecia areata, which I've had since I was 10.

4 Rules to Help Kids Stand Up to Bullying in Schools

Signe Whitson | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Assertive responses are particularly effective in countering bullying because the child who masters this type of direct, emotionally honest communication demonstrates that a bully's attacks will be answered in a fair, but formidable way.

5 Friendship Strategies For Your Child This School Year

Signe Whitson | Posted 10.18.2014 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Just as you would offer individualized instruction and run though extra practice problems with a child who lagged behind in math, commit to spending extra time offering a socially-awkward child extra practice with friendship-building skills.

Stop Bullying With Empathy

Mary Gordon | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Mary Gordon

Developing empathy allows us to identify our shared humanity. Roots of Empathy was born to draw the curtain on cruelty and build a bridge which connects us to one another, to our shared feelings.

6 Reasons Why Bystanders Choose Not to Intervene to Stop Bullying

Signe Whitson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Signe Whitson

For kids, who are often in the very best position to stop the bullying that occurs in their midst, the barriers to intervention are very real and quite formidable. What follows are six of the most frequently cited reasons that young people give for why they choose not to intervene to stop bullying.

What Does Assertiveness Have to Do with Stopping Bullying?

Signe Whitson | Posted 10.26.2013 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Unlike the aggression that underlies bullying, assertive behavior does not depreciate or cause harm. Rather, assertiveness is a healthy way of defining personal boundaries.

Fearlessly Defeating the Cyber Bully

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents
Jonathan Alpert

Cyberspace is the 2013 version of the playground, and with it comes potential for great danger, as its reach is massively unlimited. Here's what parents can do to safeguard their children.

Mom Becomes Daughter's Personal Bodyguard At School

Posted 05.17.2013 | Parents

If Earl Haig Public School in Toronto, Ontario, wasn't going to protect Jill Trahan-Hardy's 11-year-old daughter from being bullied, then she would. ...

Attacking PR Support: An Ugly Look at How Clients Bully Publicists Behind the Scenes

C. Cryn Johannsen | Posted 10.30.2012 | Business
C. Cryn Johannsen

Clients do not always treat publicists with respect. Since a publicist works closely with a client, the relationship is often tighter than other professional relationships.


Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 06.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Bullying can happen in various forums and to individuals of all ages. Those without a voice, children, teenagers, the physically and mentally challenged, and the shy and timid are all vulnerable and in need of protection.

Bullied To Death In America

Logan Lynn | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Logan Lynn

I went to see Bully this past weekend, and even now I find myself deeply affected. I cried for the parents who have lost their children to bullying, I cried for the bullied subjects in the film, and I cried for myself, having gone through an amplified version of all of this years ago.

WATCH: Colorado's Politicians Celebrate Ally Week

Posted 12.21.2011 | Denver

One Colorado produced a video celebrating national Ally Week, honoring local straight allies of LGBT youth. The video features Democratic Sens. Mar...

New Stop Bullying: Speak Up Campaign Can Change Lives

Rosalind Wiseman | Posted 11.21.2011 | Education
Rosalind Wiseman

As someone who has been critical of anti-bullying campaigns in the past, I have gotten behind this campaign and I want to tell you why.

Band-Aids on Bullying Can't Stop Suicide

Marlise Karlin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marlise Karlin

Today kids get more pressure from their peers -- than anyone else -- to be cool, to fit in and to do whatever is necessary to prove that you do.