Bullying

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Bullying: "Most parents have no idea . . . kids aren't talking" - 4 tell-tell signs

Photo above: Kameron Jacobsen, age 14, died from suicide brought on by bullying Read more
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Advice to Graduates: Accomplishment is Unreliable

The Best Commencement of 2013 - George Saunders: "But still. It bothers me. So here's something I know to be true, although it's a little corny, and I don't quite know what to do with it: What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness. Those moments when another human being was there, in front of me, suffering, and I responded . . . sensibly. Reservedly. Mildly." Read more
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Two Schools: Which one builds a better bully?

"Education-as-we-know-it is about building hierarchies - among athletes . . . " Read more
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Why Perry Hall is not in the National Lexicon

Afterwards he stated in a recorded call from the jail with a cousin: "You know what school I wish I went to? Sandy Hook Elementary." Read more
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Mayor Bloomberg on Guns: "What are you going to do?"

"It's not about gun control, but crime control" Read more
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The Case for Distraction . . . or Ritalin?

"It is the attempted standardization of a human being and of a notion of achievement that is limiting, prescriptive and bullying." Read more
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"How to Turn Your Child Into a Bully"

How do you solve family conflicts? How are bullies born? The issue has been the subject of intense study . . . . in a much needed look at the possible origins of bullying behavior: the home. Read more
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Boy Role-Modeling: The "Man Box"

New TEDWomen Video: Tony Porter Makes a Call to Men Everywhere Read more
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Are Girls Really Alright?

"The Morale of this Story? Embarrass Your Daughters"- Rachel Simmons Read more
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Thugs In The Locker Room: Listen To The "Culture Of Silence"

" . . . sports columnist Sally Jenkins wrote about the swagger of young male athletes and the culture of silence that protects their thuggish locker-room behavior." Read more
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Lady Gaga: "Bullying is for Losers"

Video: Lady Gaga sings tribute to Jamie Rodemeyer, gay 14-year old who committed suicide last week Read more
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Being Parented To Be Sexualized And Snippy?

Cyberbullying. On-Line Sexting. Promiscuity is a badge of honor that is filtering to younger and younger girls in affluent communities. Time to step in. Read more
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Pickling the Cyber-bully Viruses

Australia's "Cure the Bullies" Campaign Read more
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Dealing with Parents of a Cyber-bully

Parents who present the other parents with a printout of their child's most repugnant moments should be prepared for minimization, even denial. Why schools must be involved. Read more
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Parents: Be a Pit Bull About Bullying

With so much of this cyber-bullying taking place, one wonders if the bullying kids have any major interests and outlets other than Facebook socializing. Read more
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Bullying & the Brain: Tips for Parents

As parents, "our emotional brain wants to fix" the situation and often times we are counter-productive by not being calm in this very chaotic situation. The three steps to remember Read more
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The Bully Project

National Bully MonthCNN Video BelowLee Hirsch, filmmaker, talks to CNN about his documentary, "The Bully Project", and the importance of how we can make a difference when we "stand up" to bullies as a bystander when another is being bullied.Bullying... Read more
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"Children Unable to Escape CyberBullying" CNN

Anderson Cooper Talks About High School Reunion: Those Who Were Bullied Are Now The Most Interesting Because They Were Different -- WEEK-LONG - 10 PM ET Read more
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Eyes Wide Open: Parental Advice About Teens

How To Distinguish Between Typical Teen Behavior & Serious Problems Read more
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NINE High School Students Indicted In Bullying Case Of Phoebe Prince

What Parents & Schools Should Know: NPR Podcast, Slate coverage & Helpful Links --- Read more
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Guilty: Teenage Cyberbullies NOT Protected By Free Speech

Listen Up Parents & Schools: Your Kids Can Found Be Guilty Of Slander & Hate Crimes Read more
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Leonardo da Vinci
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