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Why Criminalizing Bullying Is the Wrong Approach

Deborah Temkin | Posted 06.06.2014 | Impact
Deborah Temkin

Instead of criminalizing bullying, we must work to prevent bullying before it starts by creating safe and supportive school climates and providing consequences that help restore and repair relationships and environments, preventing bullying from continuing.

'Jonah Hill & Me' by Jason Stuart

Jason Stuart | Posted 06.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Stuart

Jonah Hill gives emotional apology over homophobic slur on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show: "The word I chose was grotesque."

The Truth About Anti-Trans* Slurs

Stephanie Mott | Posted 07.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

We must find a way to understand the damage we do. We can't continue to throw around words that we don't find personally offensive and wash our hands of the harm they cause to someone else. If we do anything less than put an end to the use of anti-trans* slurs, then we are just bullies.

Brave Kid With Autism Confronts His Bullies In Front Of The Whole Class, Leaves Us Speechless

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.16.2014 | Good News

One of the hardest things to do to a bully is to confront them. Harder still is to do it without making the problem worse. Which makes Jake's actio...

Recipe For Standing Up To A Sneaky Bully

Emma Brodie | Posted 05.06.2014 | Women
Emma Brodie

On top of being mean, they're smooth as hell; often the only evidence you'll have that you've even been hit by one of these barracudas is a strong feeling of bad about yourself. Here's a recipe for getting your bearings after a sneak attack.

Why the New VH1 Anti-Bullying Ad Is Seriously Misguided

Deborah Temkin | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Deborah Temkin

Though intended to be empowering and to potentially make those who bully others "regret" their actions, VH1's foray into the anti-bullying world actually sends the opposite message.

Opposing the Bully Mentality, Part II

Harlan Green | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Harlan Green

So it turns out the bully mentality is part of human nature, really, and so part of our culture. It is then up to those employees who want to better themselves to find a way to oppose that culture and mentality.

Mom Of Bullied 'My Little Pony' Fan Speaks Out On Son's Suicide Attempt

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices

Tiffany Morones-Suttle faced every mother's nightmare in February when her 11-year-old son Michael Morones attempted suicide after classmates bullied ...

The Life Skill Every Teen Should Learn

Paige McKenzie | Posted 06.13.2014 | Teen
Paige McKenzie

Let's teach confidence with our compassion. Bravery, resilience and pluck are good too. Let's show kids examples of their heroes who stood tall regardless of their circumstances. Let's point out people that took adversity and turned it into blessings.

Why Do Youth Bully? The Answer Isn't Simple

Deborah Temkin | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Deborah Temkin

Popular kids bully. Happy kids bully. Nice kids bully. Kids who are not abused, not hurting and not sad, bully, and we cannot stop bullying unless we recognize its complex nature and the role it plays for all youth.

Cyber-Bullying: Taking on the Tormentors

Risa Ferman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Risa Ferman

Whereas years ago kids could at least retreat to their homes for escape, there is no escape for kids today. Relentless tormenting through multiple technology platforms makes it virtually impossible for kids who are victims to find a safe sanctuary or a few hours of peace away from the reach of their bullies.

What 9 Percent of Adults Say Has Happened to Their Kids

Larry Magid | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents
Larry Magid

In a new survey from Harris Interactive, 9% of adult respondents reported "My child or a child I am at least partly responsible for has been or is currently being bullied in school." Only 2% said "My child or a child I am at least partly responsible for has been accused of bullying in school."

The Impact of Bullying and Why Our Policies Are Missing the Point

Deborah Temkin | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Deborah Temkin

So eager to right the wrongs of bullying, we find ourselves determined to identify and punish the perpetrators, often forgetting that that alone will not mitigate the harm done to the youth who felt bullied.

Mothers (and Fathers), Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Bullies

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

A few key names to consider: Richie Incognito, Chris Christie, Michael Dunn; the Baruch College fraternity boys. What do they have in common, this odd group of disparate males? Bullying. Unacceptably aggressive behavior. "Boys will be boys" mentality. Yes, it's a motley crew.

It's Possible That Jimmy Fallon Is a Natural-Born Nice Guy

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.19.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Studies have long challenged the idea that nice guys finish first. So is Fallon an anomaly? Or does he represent a shift in the balance of power between the tyrants and the team players?

6 Life Lessons From Disney Movies

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Karen Salmansohn

You know how a taco, burrito and enchilada all have the same ingredients, they're just laid out in different ways? Well... The Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid 2 and Tangled all share the same basic ingredients for storylines about good versus evil -- just played out in different ways.

Bullies Just Get Bigger

Sara Taney Humphreys | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Sara Taney Humphreys

On Tuesday night, we witnessed yet another example of a grown up bullying someone. It happened on camera, with a microphone in his face, making this incident both shameful and stupid. Really, Congressman Grimm?

Your Child is Being Bullied. Now What?

Marilynn Halas | Posted 03.30.2014 | Parents
Marilynn Halas

Understanding boundaries, resolving conflict and building relationships are tools everyone will need, whether they spend their days in the playroom or the boardroom

What Happened When I Saw My Bully 10 Years Later

Leah Bieler | Posted 03.30.2014 | Women
Leah Bieler

We were rivals in class, good students who read Vonnegut and announced, to our piano teachers' pleasure and our classmates' befuddlement, that we preferred classical music to Duran Duran. We should have been friends. For some reason, C chose to go in the other direction.

Christie, the Workplace and the Culture of Retaliation

Janice Harper | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Janice Harper

Left or right, liberal or conservative, retaliation thrives in our political arenas -- and no arena is more political than where any of us spend our day and earn our pay -- the politics of work.

Labeled 'World's Ugliest Woman,' Motivational Speaker Turns Hate Into Love

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Lizzie Velasquez is one of three known people in the world who suffers from a rare syndrome, which prevents her from gaining weight and has caused bli...

5 Keys To Empathy For Preschoolers

Marilynn Halas | Posted 02.22.2014 | Parents
Marilynn Halas

No one denies the importance of good math skills, so math is taught at every school and reinforced at home. We need to do the same thing for socio-emotional skills, especially empathy.

This Bullying Social Experiment Is Incredibly Eye-Opening

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.03.2013 | Impact

No one is immune from bullying. Whether you are the oppressor, the victim or the witness, you are part of a cycle that needs to end. A new video sh...

Brave

Natalie Thomas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

I'm the one that jumps first and freaks later. But speaking my mind? Finally fessing up to all that was wrong in my life, being a voice for those who hadn't, wouldn't or couldn't? Now that was terrifying.

Bully in the Federal Workplace

Jim Moore | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

Whether they are on the staffs of senators or congressmen, or work in the myriad halls of cabinet departments and federal agencies, a large number find themselves on the short end of the stick with little recourse.