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National Bullying Prevention Month

Teachers: Time to Ban Derogatory Language in Your Classroom

Dr. Carmen Cruz | Posted 11.06.2014 | Education
Dr. Carmen Cruz

October was National Bullying Prevention Month, an annual campaign started in 2006 to illuminate the problem in schools and enhance prevention efforts. However, we still have a ways to go in zero tolerance in schools for bullying.

Help the Bullies

Michelle Bersell | Posted 10.30.2014 | Parents
Michelle Bersell

In order to see bullying decline in an era where people can anonymously post hurtful words and agendas, we need kids to recognize bullying as something people do when they are not operating from a healthy internal state.

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.

No One Should Have to Go Through the Bullying That I Did

Elena Delle Donne | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact
Elena Delle Donne

No one should ever experience being bullied. It's a cowardly action that unfortunately occurs all too often in our schools. According to the National ...

"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.

At Homecoming, These Teens Proved Friendship Goes Beyond Intellectual Disability

Abigail Abel | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Abigail Abel

I can honestly say Mitch is one of the closest friends I have ever had, but Mitch is not my "friend with an intellectual disability," he's just my friend.

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.

The One Thing I Wish Someone Had Done When I Was Being Bullied

Ally Del Monte | Posted 10.16.2014 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

If just one person had decided to #BeBrave and stand up for me, and stand up to my bullies when I was too weak to do so, it would have changed my world.

3 Reasons Why Social Media Age Restrictions Matter

Diana Graber | Posted 12.08.2014 | Technology
Diana Graber

In short, as a society we have largely given up, giving age restrictions a collective shrug and "so what?" But, guess what? Age does matter, and here's why:

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...