Category: anti-bullying

Stand With Keaton Jones AND Teach The Bullies How To Repair the Damage

I choked up when I watched the heartbreaking viral video of young Keaton Jones crying as he described how the other kids at his middle school have been bullying him. How could you not be touched by his open, honest expression of pain? The subsequent outpouring of support for Keaton is remarkable. It gives me... Read more »

October 17th: JCC Chicago Presentation on Bullying, Social Conflict, and Transgender Inclusion

Are you dealing with bullying? Is your child constantly embroiled in social conflict, and you aren’t sure whether or not to get involved? Sometimes it can be hard to tell when to intervene and when to hang back. It is even harder to navigate bullying and social conflict when you or your children are different... Read more »

Women's March on Chicago: A Movement, Not A Moment.

We met early in the morning with a group of friends, about thirty of us in all. The younger kids all wrote their moms’ phone numbers on their arms with a Sharpie. The moms and dads carried backpacks full of snacks, sunglasses, water bottles, and sunblock (yes, sunblock for January in Chicago – climate change is... Read more »
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The Dabometer: A Barometer for Bullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. To honor all those who deal with bullying, I will be sharing posts that shed light on this struggle. Today’s piece is a guest post by the mother of two girls. By Debi Lewis For much of fifth grade, my daughter vehemently refused to dab outside our house. For... Read more »

The Silent Scream: When the Parenting Writer Self-Censors Because It's the Right Thing To Do

It’s a Sunday morning. I’m sitting across from my husband at Starbucks during our precious ninety minutes of free time while the girls are at Sunday school. There is so much to process, so much living that happens each and every day. I blog infrequently now, mostly due to the fact that my children are... Read more »

Join the Pop Culture Hero Coalition at C2E2 to End Bullying!

CHICAGO (March 18, 2016) –  The Pop Culture Hero Coalition is making a stand for heroism in real life at Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. The first-ever 501(c)(3) organization that uses the phenomenal popularity of TV, film and comics for real-life heroism, the Pop Culture Hero Coalition stands against bullying, racism, misogyny, cyberbullying, LGBT bullying, and other forms of hate. The Coalition... Read more »
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Out of Bounds, A Play About Teenage Bullying: Free Public Performance in Skokie Tonight

From Out of Bounds: What happens when you can’t protect your own kid from the cruelty of their friends? A National Theatre Project Award Winner, the public performance of Out of Bounds confronts the effects of cyber-bullying from a school parent’s point of view. When Allison and her teenaged daughter, Amy, move back to the town where... Read more »

Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day 2015: School Programming Ideas

Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day 2015: School Programming Ideas
On Friday, December 4, 2015, we invite you to celebrate the 6th annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day.  With your help, it will be one of the biggest pre-parties for Episode 7 that simultaneously takes place around the world! In addition to being an awesome party, Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day... Read more »

Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars 2015: A Force Friday Call to Action

On Friday, December 4, 2015, we invite YOU to celebrate the 6th annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day.  With your help, it will be one of the biggest pre-parties for Episode 7 that takes place around the world! In addition to being an awesome party, Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day is... Read more »
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John Barrowman Shares Story of Triumph Over Cruelty at Heroic "End Bullying" Panel

John Barrowman Shares Story of Triumph Over Cruelty at Heroic "End Bullying" Panel
John Barrowman, star of Arrow and Torchwood, shared his powerful story of overcoming bullying, as part of the Pop Culture Hero Coalition’s panel at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con. With a mix of profound vulnerability and, at times, poignant humor, (see CBS News video), Barrowman recounted his growing up experiences: “I was called fag, queer, and everything else.”... Read more »