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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on January 22, 2012 at 11:31am — No Comments

Another Tragic Bullying Death

It is heart breaking news, that another young person has committed suicide, after dealing with years of bullying at his school.   Click this link for more info and a full report at the huffingtonpost.

The family cannot afford a funeral.  If interested in donating…

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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on December 8, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Amazing Work on the Nature of Good and Evil -- and yes, it relates to Bullying.

Before watching, please note, that this is a powerful presentation.  Ultimately, full of hope.   However, there are some pretty disturbing and graphic photos in the video illustrating the points of the presentation.   Definitely an adult presentation.

We are in the business, of building…

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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on December 7, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

I Will Stop Teaching Tolerance When Kids Stop Making These Videos

Added by MeLisa Strongheart on December 5, 2011 at 12:21am — No Comments

Powerful Video

Before watching keep in mind that there is very strong language in here.   The words are ones I am confident most middle school and high school students are hearing, and maybe even using.  

Just a warning though:

Losers from Everynone…

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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on November 21, 2011 at 7:58pm — No Comments

Bullied Student Brain Trauma After School Doesn't Take Action

The parents of a 17-year-old Indiana high school student say the constant bullying their son suffered due to his Middle Eastern ethnicity culminated in a beating that injured his brain, and are suing the school district for failing to intervene as his physical and verbal abuse escalated.

 

For more on the story,Click…

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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on November 16, 2011 at 1:04am — No Comments

Talk To Me


Added by MeLisa Strongheart on September 7, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

What Every Kid Needs to Know About Bullying

Bullying is never okay. Here’s how you can be a kid against bullying!

Bullying can happen anyplace—on the playground, on the bus, in the hallways, even in the bathroom.

Bullying can be lots of things. It is hitting, pushing, name calling, threatening, teasing, sending mean e-mails, taking or ruining another person’s things, leaving someone out—and lots of other nasty stuff that’s done on purpose to hurt someone.

How can you tell if something is bullying? Just remember…

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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on August 30, 2011 at 1:44pm — No Comments

An Overview of What and Why We Teach in Our Bullying Prevention Classes

Our workshops with kids have a strong emphasis on influencing the bystanders, who are neither bullies nor victims, to make them show that they are against bullying and to make them support the victim, rather than encourage the bully (Salmivalli et al., 1996; Salmivalli, Kärnä, & Poskiparta, 2010; Salmivalli & Voeten, 2004)



During our presentation we aim to:



1.  Raise understanding and awareness of what bullying is, recognizing it when it happens, and the role the…

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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on May 13, 2011 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Difference Between Traditional and Cyberbullies

Added by MeLisa Strongheart on May 13, 2011 at 10:23am — No Comments

Keep It Real. Bullying Is Serious. Bullying Sucks

So, I've had several people ask, or comment, that perhaps I am taking this bulllying problem a little too seriously.   "It just happens"  or, "Kids just need to kick the kids butt a little bit, then it will stop". 

 

Consider this :

You are on your way home from work.  As you walk out onto the street, 7 or 8 of your coworkers start pushing you around.   They throw you to the ground, kicking dirt and gravel at you, yelling calling you names.   Then they drag you a block…

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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on May 6, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Progress on ending Bullying in our community!

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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on April 22, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Lance Lundsten, Tiffani Maxwell Commit Suicide After Reported Bullying

Two teenage high school students committed suicide in separate incidents, and friends and family of both say they were harassed and bullied at school.

 

I was looking to see the changes, or actions taken by family, friends, schools since…

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Added by MeLisa Strongheart on April 3, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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.

Thank you, her… Continue

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

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

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