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National Bullying Prevention Month

Sport and Society for Arete-Bullying

Richard Crepeau | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

Did anyone notice that October was National Bullying Prevention Month? Apparently the Miami Dolphins did not get the memo.

Is it Bullying if You Lose a Football Game?

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Sharon Greenthal

Trophies are handed out to our kids just for showing up. Games are played without scores so no one's feelings will be hurt.

Standing Up to Bullying Behavior During National Bullying Prevention Month

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

By helping girls gain confidence and relationship skills and providing them with the tools necessary to advocate for themselves and others, we are developing leaders who build consensus, resolve conflicts and bridge divides between people

Bullying Prevention Neglects The Full Needs of Victims

Scott Poland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Scott Poland

While bullying prevention is certainly an important measure, it neglects the needs of potential victims of suicide. We need more programming to prevent suicide, which is quite clearly a risk factor for those who are bullied.

Protecting Today's Youth: Professional School Counselors Fight Cyberbullying

Richard Yep | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Richard Yep

Just as sleep plays a critical role in restoring our cognitive functions, the ability to step away from abuse to process, evaluate and take action is essential to mental health. Without that clarity stress can reach a tipping point with alarming intensity.

Demystifying Bullying: An insider's View Into Understanding, and Responding, to Bullying

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 12.18.2013 | Parents
Nancy Rappaport

As much as bullying hogs the headlines' limelight, there's still a lot of confusion about it. October is National Bullying Prevention Month and to demystify the hot topic for both parents and educators, I recently caught up with Elizabeth Englander.

Signs of Hope in The Battle to End Bullying

Lee Hirsch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Lee Hirsch

Our experiences growing up with bullying affected us in some challenging ways, but it also motivated us to work hard to prevent others from living through what we experienced. While resources weren't available then, it gives us relief and joy to see them available today.

The Many Faces of Bullying

Katy Butler | Posted 12.16.2013 | Impact
Katy Butler

Unfortunately, as I begin college, I haven't had my last experience with bullying. When most people think of bullying they think of physical brutality or mean girls spreading rumors -- both of which have happened to me. The reality is that bullying comes in many forms and sometimes happens when and where we least expect it.

Silence And Inaction on Bullying Are Not an Option

Ronnie Kroell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ronnie Kroell

The impact of bullying is profound. It can lead to a plethora of physical and psychological problems that can be life-long. And far too often it leads to suicide, one of the main causes of death among school-age and college students in the U.S.

Preventing Bullying Is a Community Effort

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 12.14.2013 | Impact
Rep. Mike Honda

We need to change society's attitude towards bullying; we have to educate each other about the things that make us the unique individuals we are -- the same things that other people use as a basis for bullying.

Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied or Is a Bully

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

The best way to inoculate your child against being a bully or being bullied is to build within them a strong central core, a sense of themselves that can withstand peer pressure.

Latino Bullying: The Unspoken Epidemic

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Valerie Tejeda

At least 26-percent of Hispanic students live in fear of being subjected to peer abuse, and that number comes only from those students willing to report their instances of bullying.

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.

Introducing Kindr, The iPhone App That Will Make You A Better Person

Posted 10.02.2013 | Good News

Want to make the world a kinder place? There's an app for that. Meet Kindr, the world's first kindness app that will turn your digital experience ...

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.

Fighting Against Bullying (WATCH)

Posted 10.19.2012 | MarloThomas

Fighting against the bullying epidemic is extremely important to me. In fact, it was one of the main topics I wanted to speak about when I started Mar...

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 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.

Bullying: The Really Big Problem Behind the Really Big Problem

Jonathan Hewitt | Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents
Jonathan Hewitt

October is also now recognized as National Bullying Prevention Month. On the one hand, I'm thrilled that we are giving this critical issue such focused attention. But on the other hand, I am deeply saddened that bullying in our nation has reached such epidemic proportions.