New Video Release Below
Below is an in-your-face portrayal (including coarse language, so heads up), of what some students are/may be exposed to, or more accurately, assaulted with. Caring adults - parents, teachers, and the like - never really know the full extent . . . a reminder when viewing these raw moments.
Video is not for the faint of heart. But, then again, neither is real-world bullying, like the recent Amanda Cummings story. Video and back-story via Gotham Gal, calling for Facebook and Internet entrepreneurs to step up.
Like you, I am passionate about learning (aka education), and everything that may affect "it" - which at the core means what influences a child/tween/teen's "success" in life, which is both simple - love and understanding - and complicated, involving the theoretical, cultural, social, academic, political, parental, economic, and technological influences
. . . In other words, we try to curate and riff about the big picture . . . (To that point, we will add a new "Bullying" Tab to our home page - what other topics would you would like to see there)?
But first, do check out the video below -- runs about 2 minutes.
Two Schools: Which One Builds a Better Bully? - Ira Socol in one of The Daily Riff's well-read posts on bullying
Bullying: "Most parents have no idea - kids aren't talking" - 4 Tell-Tale Signs - Marlo Thomas talks
Thugs in the Locker Room: Listen to the "Culture Of Silence" - private schools are not immune
Parents: Be a Pit Bull about Bullying
Dealing with Parents of a Cyberbully
Bullying and the Brain: Tips for Parents - Did we know?
How To Turn Your Child Into a Bully
Pickling the Cyber-bullying viruses - Australia's anti-bullying campaign