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bullying message from an 8th grader





Inspired by someone who gets me. Jade. I wanted to share how I feel. Sticks and stones? I don't think so. Words can really hurt. Think before you speak.

For inquiries, please send an email to wordsdohurt@gmail.com

and not directly to Alye.

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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on April 2, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

6 year old writes book about bullying



LaNiyah Bailey, 6-Year-Old, Writes Book About Bullying

as posted at the huffington post

For 6-year-old LaNiyah Bailey, being teased and called names because of her weight was a constant struggle.

LaNiyah decided to pick up the pen to describe…

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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on March 28, 2011 at 12:27am — No Comments

I am watching, should be informative and have an impact on what and how we teach.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news,…

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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on March 4, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

check out the latest news in anti bullying

Anti-Bullying Campaign Kicks Off
What started out as a Southern poverty law center's teaching tolerance project is now a nation-wide teaching tool. Concerned anti-bullying activists got a personal look into a young man's life who was forever changed by bullying.
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Added by Krista Wells on January 26, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Great Info at BullyingInfo.org

This site is a new one to me. and it is full of great information. It seems the resources have doubled or tripled lately on bullying. I am pleased that so many are working hard to end the cycle of violence in our schools, and communities. I am feeling hopeful today.…


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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on December 3, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Curriculum covered in Basic Bully Prevention Workshop:

here is some of the curriculum we are covering regarding empowering bystanders:





Recognize Bullying vs. Other conflicts: 1. imbalance of power 2. intent to harm 3. threat of further harm.



and work on the POWER OF THE BYSTANDER



60% of bullying is ended when one person takes a stand.



Here are…
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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on November 7, 2010 at 11:48pm — 2 Comments

Great Teacher Resources for Anti bullying module From the APA

APAbullyingModuleforTeachers.pdf

This link has an awesome overview for teachers, and interventions that are practical and useful.

Added by MeLisa Strongheart on November 3, 2010 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Love this Site. So many resources for kids, and fun too!

Check this link out, it is to the Carnegie Cadets game site. They have games about cyber bullying education, as well as general internet safety, and more. http://www.carnegiecyberacademy.com/funstuffArchives.html#games


Added by MeLisa Strongheart on October 29, 2010 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Notes from workshop about the POWER of the bystander.





review behaviors of bullying from last week: 1. imbalance of power 2. intent to harm 3. threat of further harm.



and work on the POWER OF THE BYSTANDER



60% of bullying is ended when one person takes a stand.



we will role play as well, maybe make some videos;)





Here are some things you can do if you see someone getting bullied:



Tell the bully to stop. Examples: "Cut it out!", "That's not funny!",… Continue

Added by MeLisa Strongheart on October 16, 2010 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Lets get a handle on cyber bullying.

What is Cyber Bullying?

Cyber bullying is bullying through email, instant messaging (IMing), chat room exchanges, Web site posts, or digital messages or images send

to a cellular phone or personal digital assistant (PDA) (Kowalski et al.

2008). Cyber bullying, like traditional bullying, involves an imbalance

of power, aggression, and a negative action that is often repeated.

Cyber…

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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on October 16, 2010 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Kids Can (Learn to Not) Be So Cruel

Educational Warehouse Blog

Bringing Education and Fun Together!…
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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on October 14, 2010 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Ode to a Bully



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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on October 13, 2010 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Your Three-Step Plan to Stopping Bullying: an article for parents:



Discovering that your child is being bullied can be devastating. You may feel bewildered, scared, sad, guilty, angry, or helpless. You may even feel like a target yourself.

While it is important to recognize and acknowledge all those emotions, remember that feelings alone will not change the situation. The most effective thing you can do is focus on the issue and develop a plan.

Here are tools, strategies, and tips that can help you develop successful short-term…

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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on October 13, 2010 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Web site for kids: Great Resource, and fun



"Kids Against Bullying" was created for elementary school children. This Web site is an informative and creative resource to educate students about bullying prevention and provide methods to respond to bullying situations. The site features an animated cast of characters, information, celebrity videos, Webisodes, interactive games, animation, contests, and other activities. Parents and professionals will find helpful tips, intervention strategies, and resources for use at…

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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on October 13, 2010 at 3:23pm — No Comments

great referral from a long time educator:

great website (thanks Tammy)…

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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on October 4, 2010 at 9:09pm — No Comments

How widespread is the bullying problem? from

How widespread is the bullying problem?





Bullying is a widespread problem in the United States.

  • Bullying peaks in middle childhood, and decreases over the high school years (Finkelhor, Turner, Ormrod, Hamby, & Kracke, 2009; Goldbaum, Craig, Pepler, & Connolly, 2003; Nansel et al., 2001).
  • Studies show that between 15 to 25 percent of U.S. students are bullied with some frequency (“sometimes or more often”) while 15 to…
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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on October 4, 2010 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Don't just sit there. Do something!



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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on October 3, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

cyber bullying; info and resources with links http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/EndCyberbullying?v=wall



This page has been created with the help of young people, so that others can understand how little it takes to encourage cyberbullying. Each day, new issues will be addressed on the wall - to help everyone

recognise cyberbullying behaviour and show how to prevent it.



If you'd like to get more involved in tackling cyberbullying or want to

chat to someone for help and advice, here are a couple of great sites:…



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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on October 2, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

We are here for the bully too.





contact us at: strongheart@mercerislandmartialarts or our student web page: www.mydojang.com; or our new student info site at: www.mercerislandkarate.com



or call: 206 230-9050…

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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on September 29, 2010 at 1:33pm — No Comments

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