Posts in category "bullies"

Aren't You A Little Short To Be A Stormtrooper? The Passing of the Armor to A Bullied Little Girl

Aren't You A Little Short To Be A Stormtrooper? The Passing of the Armor to A Bullied Little Girl
Allison used to love to go to school.  But two years ago, when her big sister moved on from elementary school to junior high, Allison found herself alone when she became the target of relentless bullying. Allison is eleven years old.  She loves Spiderman and Star Wars.  The other kids mock her for carrying a... Read more »

Judge Allows School to Bully a Student and Convicts Victim of Crime

One of the first pieces of advice that I (and all my bullying prevention colleagues) give to students who are being bullied is: COLLECT EVIDENCE. In many case, evidence is the only thing that will stand between a target and an institution that prefers to believe the bully.  We saw this happen when Jonathan Martin... Read more »

Hey, fans! Special discount on C2E2 tickets for students, staff, parents of all Chicagoland schools!

Are you planning to attend Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo? C2E2 is Chicago’s biggest pop culture event,  a not-to-be-missed celebration of fandom April 25-27, 2014, in the South Building at McCormick Place. Following in the footsteps of San Diego Comic Con and NY Comic Con, C2E2 organizer ReedPOP has invited actress Chase Masterson and author... Read more »
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Top Ten Ways North Carolina School Could Have Responded To Bullying Other Than Banning Grayson’s My Little Pony Backpack

Dear Buncombe County Schools, I heard about your school in North Carolina that told Grayson Bruce he was not allowed to bring his My Little Pony Bag to school, because it was a trigger for bullying.  You released a statement saying that you take bullying seriously and will continue to take steps to resolve this issue.  Well,... Read more »

11-yr-old Boy Bullied for Being A Brony Fighting for Life After Suicide Attempt; How You Can Help

11-yr-old Boy Bullied for Being A Brony Fighting for Life After Suicide Attempt; How You Can Help
Eleven-year-old Michael Morones is a passionate boy.  He idolizes his Uncle Jimmy, who is a proud member of the Bronies.  The term Brony is a portmanteau that refers to fanboys of My Little Pony (“bro ponies”), although girls can be Bronies too. Michael’s favorite character is Pinkie Pie, a hyper excitable pony.   The little boy,... Read more »

Why It Is Simple To Define Governor Christie as a Bully

Governor Christie’s behavior brings to the forefront of our nation’s consciousness an issue that is widely known yet under-addressed: workplace bullying. Some will argue that Christie’s behaviors embody the American ideals in the workplace, lauding his assertiveness, straight-talk and get-it-done attitude.   And yes, those are qualities that are to be admired. But a person is... Read more »
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Masterminds and Wingmen: Rosalind Wiseman's Exploration of Boy World

Masterminds and Wingmen: Rosalind Wiseman's Exploration of Boy World
Rosalind Wiseman knows boys.  Not just because she is the mother of two boys, but because she has immersed herself in boy world.  Two hundred boys, representing a variety of life experiences and perspectives, have shared their truest feelings and experiences with Wiseman and worked closely with her in the creation of Masterminds and Wingmen,... Read more »

Nerdist Produces Video Highlighting End-Bullying Events at San Diego Comic Con

Last month, the AntiBullying Coalition held the first-ever End Bullying events at San Diego Comic-Con.  Nerdist put together this terrific brief video highlighting what happened and why.  Enjoy! Thank you again to our fantastic panelists and our partners!  To learn more, please visit www.antibullyingcoalition.com. Check out Carrie’s award-winning book. It features chapters on bullying, conflict... Read more »

Stop telling kids that being bullied will make them stronger. It’s not true, and here is why.

Stop telling kids that being bullied will make them stronger.  It’s not true, and here is why.
Human beings are hard-wired to belong.  We are social beings and we derive happiness from positive interactions with other living creatures, especially people.  What happens when we are rejected?  We experience very real psychological and physical symptoms of pain, such as anxiety, depression, stomach aches, sleeplessness, headaches and panic attacks. I have noticed a continuing... Read more »
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Star Wars Fan Cruelly Targeted By Teens While Volunteering at Charity Event for Make-A-Wish

Star Wars Fan Cruelly Targeted By Teens While Volunteering at Charity Event for Make-A-Wish
It was the eve of San Diego Comic-Con, and retired naval officer Chris Cecil was doing what he loves best: dressing up as a Stormtrooper for the 501st Legion and volunteering at a charity event. Cecil was working the final leg of the Course of the Force event on Tuesday, July 16. The Course of... Read more »