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National Bullying Awareness Month

My School Found a Way to Make Students With Disabilities Feel Included

Tom Ledcke | Posted 12.24.2014 | Impact
Tom Ledcke

Social inclusion is the next major step in realizing an education dream that promises to serve every child equally.

"My Brother Is Not Less Than" Just Because He's Autistic

Kenny Brown | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Kenny Brown

When a student walked past my brother and yelled the "r-word" (retard) at Kevin and his classmates, I knew I had to stand up for my brother. I avoided physical confrontation, but I used my most powerful weapon -- my voice.

#TakeNoBullies Campaign Spreads Positive Messages in Negative Spaces

Sue Scheff | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Sue Scheff

Being kind, being nice, treating others the way you want to be treated, and not hiding behind a computer screen to tear down others anonymously -- it all sounds too simple. At the end of the day, your offline personality should reflect your online demeanor.

Bullying Hurts Kids With Intellectual Disabilities: A Parent's Perspective

Terri Barnhart | Posted 12.20.2014 | Impact
Terri Barnhart

The teasing from his teammates started slowly, but then one day some boys on his team pants'd him by pulling down Ben's pants on the playing field, in front of the whole team.

NFL Bullying Culture Sets Poor Example

George White | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
George White

Last week's Halloween, the last day in the month of October also happens to be the last day of National Bullying Prevention Month. Coincidentally, last week's nationally-televised NFL game between the Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals served as a fitting stage for this issue which is gaining heightened awareness.

October Is National Bullying Prevention Month: Help Put a Stop to Bullying

Cathy Chester | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Cathy Chester

If you or your children have ever been bullied, or if you know anyone that has (or even if you don't but want to end bullying) please get involved in this important cause.

Bullycide: A Father's Heart-Wrenching Letter to His Son's Tormentors

Jonathan Hewitt | Posted 12.23.2012 | Parents
Jonathan Hewitt

Six years ago, 13-year-old Steven Urry hanged himself in his bedroom closet after being tormented by bullies.

His Name Was Steven: A 13-Year-Old Victim of Bullycide

Jonathan Hewitt | Posted 12.16.2012 | Parents
Jonathan Hewitt

"We knew who beat him up. We knew who locked him in a cupboard. We knew who had held his head under water in a sink. So why hadn't we told anyone?"

October Is 'Bullying Awareness Month,' But When Is 'Most Kids Don't Bully Month'?

Larry Magid | Posted 12.08.2012 | Education
Larry Magid

Yes, bullying happens and yes, it can be bad, but the last thing we need is to create the impression that its common because if it's common it must be normal and if it's normal it must be okay. It's not normal and it's not okay.

October Is National Bullying Awareness Month: What Adults Can Do Right Now

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 10.08.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

October is National Bullying Awareness Month, and as we ask our children and our schools to prevent bullying, we ought to take a hard look at ourselves too. Recent attacks on an overweight female Wisconsin TV anchor -- and her response -- illustrate the point.