Posts in category "bullying prevention"

Anti-Bullying Coalition Brings United Nations Association to San Diego Comic-Con

Anti-Bullying Coalition Brings United Nations Association to San Diego Comic-Con
Press Release: Anti-Bullying Coalition Brings United Nations Association to San Diego Comic-Con San Diego, CA, July 28, 2014 – In a ground-breaking event, Pop Culture Anti-Bullying Coalition brought the United Nations Association to San Diego Comic-Con, the first-ever pop culture panel event for the global organization. “We all love superheroes — so why not be... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

The Real Problem with Leggings Ban for Middle School Girls: Specific Targets

The Real Problem with Leggings Ban for Middle School Girls: Specific Targets
News of a confusing ban on leggings and yoga pants at an Evanston middle school is sparking heated conversations around the nation.  The fitted pants are apparently too distracting for male students.  Juliet and Kevin Bond, both educators, are parents of a 7th grade girl at the school, and they wrote a letter to the... Read more »

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 »
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Come hear Jarrett Payton speak about bullying prevention at a free public event on March 12.

Did you know Walter Payton’s son, Jarrett, was bullied as a teenager?  Come on Wednesday night to hear Jarrett speak about how to further bullying prevention efforts with today’s students.  I can’t wait to attend and learn what he has to say! Bullied No More: A Conversation with Jarrett Payton and Camille Paddock Wednesday, March... Read more »

The Real Problems With Yik Yak, and How You Should Respond

The Real Problems With Yik Yak, and How You Should Respond
Schools in Chicagoland are up in arms and shutting down the social media app Yik Yak.  Here are the real problems with Yik Yak and what you can do to respond. What is Yik Yak? Yik Yak is a four-month-old app for Android and Apple mobile devices that allows users to post text-only Yaks of... 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 »
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Three Top Tips To Prevent Digital Drama and Cyberbullying In Your Life

Three Top Tips To Prevent Digital Drama and Cyberbullying In Your Life
Whether you are a tween, a teen, or an adult, you may have found yourself engaged in a heated argument after a text, an email, or an online comment that you wrote was misinterpreted by the recipient (or by others who saw it, even if they were not the intended recipients). These miscommunications happen because... Read more »