Posts tagged "bullying prevention"

San Diego Comic Con: How to Combat Stereotypes and Bullying in Pop Culture

San Diego Comic Con: How to Combat Stereotypes and Bullying in Pop Culture
If you are going to be attending San Diego Comic Con this weekend, be sure to stop by our panel on bullying in pop culture.  We will be discussing how content creators can create dynamic stories while challenging the negative stereotypes that are an integral part of pop culture.  The questions will push the envelope... Read more »

What are you? The amazing "I Am" campaign at C2E2

What are you?  The amazing "I Am" campaign at C2E2
We are having a great time at Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2)!  As part of the Antibullying Coalition’s work to combat bullying, we are asking people to join our I AM campaign.  Enjoy these awesome pictures of fans and cosplayers owning who they are! Carrie Goldman is the award-winning author of Bullied: What Every Parent,... 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 »

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 »

Jacob's New Dress Fits Just Right

Jacob's New Dress Fits Just Right
What do we do when our child wants to do something that much of society deems unacceptable, yet the action is not harmful to anyone else?  How do we best support and protect our child?  This is the crux of the issue raised in Sarah and Ian Hoffman’s groundbreaking new children’s book, Jacob’s New Dress.... 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 »

Photo Contest Winners from Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day 2013

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who participated in the Fourth Annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day 2013, an event to celebrate antibullying and geek pride while also donating a toy to a child in need! I asked people to send me their photos from the day, with the promise that I would... Read more »

Join the 4th Annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day!

Join the 4th Annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day!
On Friday, December 13, 2013, we invite you to celebrate the fourth annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day, an affirmation of geek pride and a stance against bullying. Wear something Star Wars or science fiction-related. Donate a Star Wars or science fiction toy to a child in need (but please put a post-it... Read more »
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Why is it so hard to get the school to make the bullying stop?

October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  The following guest post was written by a mom who is a regular reader of Portrait of an Adoption.  She has been communicating with me privately about the bullying her daughter has suffered, and she is sharing her story to help other families who are having similar struggles. By... Read more »