School bullies have been around for as long as one can remember. They have stalked
the halls of learning and made life miserable for countless of students all over the world. The problem with bullying is not limited to a particular culture, race, denomination, zip code, nationality or gender. Bullying can show up anywhere and at any time. And, it doesn't seem to be slowing down. As a matter of fact, it seems to be gaining momentum. Too many of us even over look it until it shows up in our own back yards.
Until recently, I must admit that I hadn't paid much attention to it either. I would hear
about a youth committing suicide as a direct result of bullying and for that moment I was horrified and hurt. I would whisper up a prayer for the grieving family but then I would go on with whatever I had been doing. Until I got a phone call.....more
A letter for Mother's Day
Stop Bullying on the Spot
When adults respond quickly
and consistently to bullying
behavior they send the
message that it is not
acceptable. Research shows
this can stop bullying behavior
Parents, school staff, and
other adults in the community
can help kids prevent bullying
by talking about it, building a
safe school environment, and
creating a community-wide
bullying prevention strateg
An innovative campaign that's rooted in research to help stop bullying before it starts.
Is your child being bullied either in school or on line? Learn the signs!
How is bullying defined? – Bullying is an intentional behavior that hurts, harms, or humiliates a student, either physically or emotionally, and can happen while at school, in the community, or online. Those bullying often have more social or physical “power,” while those targeted have difficulty stopping the behavior. The behavior is typically repeated, though it can be a one-time incident....more