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Anti Bullying Legislation

The Time Is Now for a Federal Anti-Bullying Law

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Kerry Kennedy

Over the course of the last ten years, support for federal bullying legislation has only grown, garnering bipartisan support and the endorsement of SSIA by President Barack Obama last year. The time to pass this bill is now.

Rude vs. Mean vs. Bullying: Defining the Differences

Signe Whitson | Posted 01.26.2013 | 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.

Allies Across Boundaries

Daniel O'Donnell | Posted 12.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Daniel O'Donnell

Bullying is not an issue unique to the LGBTQ community, or one that can be addressed solely by ourselves. We have much work left to do, and today we reaffirm our commitment to do it. I am proud to be one of many wearing purple today on behalf of the effort to end bullying everywhere.

Christian Group's Anti-Bullying Guidelines May Protect Religious Freedoms At The Expense Of LGBT Students

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.01.2012 | Gay Voices

Focus on the Family, a conservative Christian organization known for its vocal opposition of so-called "homosexual activist groups," has released a ne...

Starting Today, New York's Students Now Protected from Bullying

Daniel O'Donnell | Posted 07.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Daniel O'Donnell

we must not give in to the temptation to respond to bullying with punishment. This is unsustainable and ineffective; we must instead use insightful adult intervention to instill in our children a respect for all their peers, and a desire to learn from their differences, not erase them.

Teaching Our Children Not To Follow Romney's Example

Daniel O'Donnell | Posted 05.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Daniel O'Donnell

Our schools must help children learn tolerance and respect for one another, so that no child leaves school with the fear that they will be attacked for their differences, and no child grows up believing it's OK to marginalize or discriminate against others.

Michigan Senate Drops 'License To Bully' Bill, Adopts New Version

Posted 11.29.2011 | Education

Michigan's state Senate dropped a bill Tuesday that critics called "a license to bully," and instead adopted a House version that represents a comprom...

Lawmakers Respond To Controversial GOP-Backed Bullying Bill

Posted 01.11.2012 | Education

Michigan's state House passed its own version of an anti-bullying Thursday, smoothing over the language in a bill passed by the Senate last week that ...

WATCH: Michigan Senator Calls New Bill 'A Blueprint For Bullying'

Posted 01.03.2012 | Gay Voices

The Republican-led Michigan Senate passed a new bill requiring state school districts to implement anti-bullying policies, but one Democratic senator ...