Posts tagged "bullying prevention"

Be Kind and Become a Hero Over Bullying When You See It Happen

Every day, I see new distressing videos on Facebook showing people engaging in acts of bullying, racism, and discrimination. Everyone says, “Isn’t this awful?” or “Isn’t this terrible?” YES, yes it is. So let’s do something about it. Instead of standing there watching someone be humiliated and harassed, we can teach bystanders how to walk over... Read more »

Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars 2016: Join the Celebration!

Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars 2016: Join the Celebration!
Beginning this Friday, December 9, 2016, we invite you to celebrate the 7th annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day. The celebration will last through the premier of Rogue One next weekend, so you have more than one chance to show your Star Wars spirit. How to Participate There are three simple ways to... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

To Bullied Kids, With Love From New York Comic Con

To Bullied Kids, With Love From New York Comic Con
What an amazing weekend the Pop Culture Hero Coalition had at New York Comic-Con.  In addition to our panels and workshops, we had a booth on the main floor of the con.  We invited fans to write messages of support to kids who are being bullied at school.  I take the notes with me after... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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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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 »