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Chronic Neglect Can Lead to Aggression in Kids

Chronic Neglect Can Lead to Aggression in Kids

Emerging research suggest parents who chronically neglect their children increase the chance that the child will develop aggressive and delinquent tendencies in adolescence. Researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work believe the one factor that links neglect with those behaviors appears to be poor social skills. Read More

Proven Workshops for Teachers  and Staff, Students and Parents

Proven Workshops for Teachers and Staff, Students and Parents

Bullying Workshops For Students, Staff, and Parents Read More

Provocative new study finds bullies have highest self esteem, social status, lowest rates of depression

Provocative new study finds bullies have highest self esteem, social status, lowest rates of depression

A just-published Canadian study has added heft to a provocative new theory about bullying: that the behaviour is literally in the genes, an inherited trait that actually helps build social rank and sex appeal. If accepted, the hypothesis rooted in evolutionary psychology could transform how schools confront the persistent and often-shattering problem. Read More

Questions still outnumber answers on bullying, says researcher

Questions still outnumber answers on bullying, says researcher

A leading researcher says remedies for school bullying remain elusive, although four decades of study have yielded many more clues to its devastation. Read More

Movie An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong

Movie An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong

I recently viewed the movie An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong. It’s about a fourth grader and her friends who deal with bullying from a more popular girl in their class. I recommend it for kids between 2nd and 5th grade. Older kids might enjoy it, too, and I’m sure can relate to some of the bullying issues and how easily some adults just ‘miss’ the aggressive behaviors that is right in front of their face. Children, parents and educators can all learn good bully prevention strategies which is the strong point of this movie. Read More

DECODING THE PERSONALITY OF WORKPLACE BULLIES

DECODING THE PERSONALITY OF WORKPLACE BULLIES

Most offices have a bully: a person who is pushy and manipulative, and happy to terrorize and harass employees. These people are often quite dominant and socially skilled, and their main purpose is to bring others down in order to gain more status. It has been estimated that 20% of employees experience bullying on a regular basis, and this is mostly based on reported cases. Other studies estimate that up to 50% of employees will experience bullying at some point of their careers. Read More

There’s a gender gap in bullying — watch it widen as kids grow up

There’s a gender gap in bullying — watch it widen as kids grow up

Every other year, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is required to collect data on “key education and civil rights issues in our nation’s public schools.” A few years ago, the survey grew to include reports of bullying and harassment. An analysis of the 2011-2012 school year data show that disparities between bullying and harassment on the basis of sex increase between boys and girls as they progress through school. While girls at every level are harassed on the basis of their sex at a higher rate than boys, the disparities increase with age. Read More

Pink Shirt Day February 25, 2015

Pink Shirt Day February 25, 2015

Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and over the Internet. Over the month of February, CKNW we will be helping raise awareness on these issues and the guests will hopefully give us all the tools needed to stand up against bullies and step in when we see it happening. Then on February 25, 2015 we encourage all of you to wear a CKNW Orphans’ Fund Official Pink Shirt or pin to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere. We wish we could take credit for this idea but it comes from two incredible Nova Scotia high school students. Here is a snippet of the Globe & Mail article which inspired us: Read More

Tackle bullying in your nursing team

Tackle bullying in your nursing team

As a manager or supervisor of a nursing team, you may spot a team member using bullying behaviour and decide to confront them. However, this can be challenging because workplace bullies are often adept at avoiding accountability for their use of aggression towards colleagues. Each bully will have their own tactics for avoiding responsibility during a confrontation with their manager or supervisor. These tactics often fall into two categories. Either the bully justifies their use of aggressive behaviour in the workplace by citing a need to drive their team members to prevent them from failing. Or the bully switches the conversation away from their bullying behaviour onto you, making you the problem for suggesting they are employing unwarranted aggression. Read More

Understanding the link between bullying and suicide

Understanding the link between bullying and suicide

Bullying, most of us probably know, can be a tremendously painful experience for a young person. Stories about teens like Phoebe Prince or Amanda Todd who killed themselves after experiencing bullying have driven this point home. All 50 states have some kind of anti-bullying law, and schools are increasingly being called upon to implement bullying prevention programs. Bullying and suicide are both significant public health concerns for children and adolescents, and we need to understand the link between the two. That means making sure that research evidence is integrated into the discussion so that we don’t jump to the wrong conclusions about bullying and suicide. Read More

Read Monica Lewinsky’s Moving Speech on Online Shaming

Read Monica Lewinsky’s Moving Speech on Online Shaming

Monica Lewinsky is back in the spotlight, this time as an activist working to end cyberbullying and online shaming. Almost two decades after she was thrust into international infamy for her affair with then President Bill Clinton, Lewinsky has emerged as a fierce advocate for victims of online shaming, arguing that her experience as a 22-year-old intern made her “patient zero” of online internet shaming, perhaps the earliest example of what internet shame can do to someone’s life. Read More

Teaching Empathy

Teaching Empathy

Empathy is the ability to feel what others are feeling. Empathy is the identification with, and the understanding of, another's situation, emotions and motives. In other words, it is the ability to see the world through that person's eyes. Empathy influences us to treat others with respect and kindness; in turn it reduces violence and cruelty to others. Most people are born with the ability to be empathetic. However, certain life experience can diminish that ability. Children who have experienced domestic violence or some other form of abuse are especially at-risk for diminished empathy. Read More

Ebola Bullies Shun African Immigrants in Schoolyard Panic

Ebola Bullies Shun African Immigrants in Schoolyard Panic

Children from Africa with no connection to the Ebola virus have been shunned at schools across the country because of something that may be far more contagious: bullying. In New York City, two Senegalese brothers — only 11 and 13 — were beaten so badly on the playground that they were taken to a hospital emergency room. Their bullies chanted: “Ebola! Get away from here!” Read More

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Join the movement! The End of Bullying Begins with Me: that’s the message during PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month in October. It’s a time when communities can unite nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education. Resources from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center make it easy to take action. PACER created the campaign in 2006 with a one-week event which has now evolved into a month-long effort that encourages everyone to take an active role in the bullying prevention movement. PACER offers a variety of resources to use during October — and throughout the year — to inspire, educate and involve others to join the movement and prevent bullying where you live. Check out all of the different events and activities and make plans to get involved. Remember, the End of Bullying Begins With You! Read More

Fewer Kids Are Getting Bullied in School, Report Says

Fewer Kids Are Getting Bullied in School, Report Says

Bullying has dropped in recent years, according to a new study. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) compiled the latest data from 2013 on kids ages 12-18 who reported whether they had been bullied at school—or had been called names, made fun of, threatened, shoved or made the subject of rumors, among other destructive behaviors—during the school year. About 22% of students said that they had: an all-time low since 2005, when bullying statistics were first collected. (In 2011, by comparison, 28% of students surveyed had reported being bullied.) Read More

Video game study finds losers more likely to harass women

Video game study finds losers more likely to harass women

A new study has found that men who harass women online are actual losers - at least when it comes to video games. Two researchers analysed how men treated women while playing 163 games of Halo 3. Read More

Addressing the Bullying Camper

Addressing the Bullying Camper

A consistent response to bullying behavior must be part of your camp culture. Staff and campers must know that if bullying is known to occur, it will be addressed. The issues that factor into how staff will proceed include: age, type of bullying, behavioral, discipline and personal history. The first thing staff need to remember is - Do not bully the bully. Read More

Bully That: Tips for Kids and Parents for Dealing With Bullies

Bully That: Tips for Kids and Parents for Dealing With Bullies

Many kids will be headed back to school in a few weeks. Most will be happy to see their friends but some are dreading the end of summer because it means they will have to face bullying. Bullying can start very early and can even be seen among kids who are still in pre-k. According to Dr. Craig Bach, VP of Education for The Goddard School, bullying can have long-term consequences but the earlier children learn to respond to it the less likely it is to have long-term consequences. Read More

Could senders of sexually-explicit tweets about Curt Schilling

Could senders of sexually-explicit tweets about Curt Schilling's daughter face charges?

After Curt Schilling said he received a barrage of vulgar and sexually explicit comments online about his underage daughter, the former major league pitcher publicly identified two New Jersey men among the alleged perpetrators and pledged topursue whatever legal recourse possible. Schilling has described some of the messages, which he said included references to rape, as criminal. The former pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks told CBS "there is going to be, potentially, legal implications with a couple of these. They were that bad." Read More

Monica Lewinsky:

Monica Lewinsky: 'Do I Wish My Past Were Different? Absolutely' – But Her Anti-Bullying Campaign Gives Her Pain Purpose

Lewinsky gave a rare interview over the weekend to launch Bystander Revolution's #Month of Action. "October is Bullying Prevention Month," she says. "We're rolling out a new challenge every day from our social media channels and website. Each of the challenges is designed to inspire people to act and form habits of action which move to shift the culture DASH which is really one of our goals." Read More

Bullying vs Violence

Bullying vs Violence

Though bullying is often considered a form of physical or psychological violence, bullying has some different root causes than other types of violence, and also may require different prevention strategies. Let’s compare bullying vs violence for a better understanding. Read More

I Was the Maid of Honor for a Girl I Bullied Mercilessly

I Was the Maid of Honor for a Girl I Bullied Mercilessly

I made her preteen life a living hell; years later I’d be walking with her family down the aisle “Fatty, fatty, bom, bom!” I screamed, and the other 12-year-old girls around me laughed hysterically. Read More

Standing Up to a Bully

Standing Up to a Bully

Greetings! In the flurry of activity of the new school year, it is important to remember that your school newsletter is a valuable tool for engaging parents as partners in setting a safe, welcoming school environment. The following article teaches parents how they can help their child stand up to a bully. Feel free to print it in your newsletter; kindly credit Balance Educational Services. Read More

Police: Minnesota teen planned school massacre

Police: Minnesota teen planned school massacre

According to authorities in Waseca, Minnesota, he was going to kill his family, start a diversionary fire, set off bombs at an area school, kill the resource officer there and then shoot students. Frighteningly, the 17-year-old -- who CNN is not naming because of his age -- had the resources to carry out such an attack. Read More

Harassment, Bullying And Free Expression: Guidelines For Public Schools Seek Middle Ground

Harassment, Bullying And Free Expression: Guidelines For Public Schools Seek Middle Ground

Harassment, Bullying And Free Expression: Guidelines For Public Schools Seek Middle Ground When Sally tells Jimmy that he's going to hell for believing in a false religion, is that Sally exercising her First Amendment right to free expression, or is that Billy getting bullied? A broad coalition of educators and religious groups -- from the National Association of Evangelicals to the National School Boards Association -- on Tuesday (May 22) endorsed a new pamphlet to help teachers tackle such thorny questions. Read More

Teaching Respect, Empathy and Friendship

Teaching Respect, Empathy and Friendship

What should a child do when a bully picks on a classmate? How are bystandersexpected to respond if they witness bullying? Is it really bullying if there is no physical contact? Bullying can garner a strong emotional response by all the people involved, including staff members who need to address the bully or bullies. It is very important to be respectful and professional at all times, role-modeling the behavior you expect from all your students. Read More

I Was a Closeted Gay Bully

I Was a Closeted Gay Bully

In 1978, when I was barely 13, I participated in the sport of gay bullying. Which makes me the classic closeted thug who later turned gay. The boy I bullied was a wonderful friend. He was an artist, and an extremely talented one. It was his artistic skill that made me so jealous, not his manhood. But I hid that, and instead I called him a fag. I remember him saying to me, "Matt, you know this isn't true." And me gritting my teeth and growling bitterly under my breath just loud enough for everyone to hear, "You're a fag." We never made up. So I am writing this essay to publicly apologize to a man who later went on to become a father of five boys, and who never exhibited a homosexual tendency in the entire time I knew him. Read More

Family meals help children beat bullies, study finds

Family meals help children beat bullies, study finds

Family dinners reduce the effects of online bullying on teenagers, according to a new study. Researchers found sharing regular family meals with children may help protect them from the effects of cyberbullying. Read More

Answers to Camp Bullying Webinar Questions

Answers to Camp Bullying Webinar Questions

Thank you for signing up for our webinar, How to Stop Bullying and Social Aggression, on April 30, 2008. The webinar was very successful with over 200 camps and organizations from 35 states participating. We were not able to answer all the questions during our scheduled time, and would like to do that now. Participants asked: Q: Do you have any quick tips for helping to empower bystanders to report bullying staff might not observe? Read More

Anonymous Apps Like Whisper and Secret Have a Dark Side

Anonymous Apps Like Whisper and Secret Have a Dark Side

An increasingly popular category of social media presents an enticing but potentially risky proposition for brands eager to reach teens and young adults. Services such as Ask.fm, Secret, Whisper and Yik Yak let individuals communicate anonymously, boasting millions of highly engaged users, many in the 18-24 sweet spot for brands. Marketers are putting their campaigns on these “anonymous apps” but proceeding with caution given the potential downside of appearing on platforms associated with cyberbullying, abusive content, teen suicide and, in the case of Ask.fm, reported recruitment by radical jihadist group ISIS. “As an advertiser, you always think about that kind of thing,” says Megan Wahtera, svp of interactive marketing at Paramount Pictures. Last month, the studio launched its first ad campaign in an anonymous app, tapping Whisper to help promote Men, Women and Children. Read More

8 types of bullies and how to handle them

8 types of bullies and how to handle them

Bullying has been a common issue for kids throughout their lives in high school. But with the rise of social media, cyberbullying and heightened pressures of a new age, bullying has been at the center of much discussion and debate. A survey by the Olewus Bullying Prevention Program found that 1 in 6 American kids have been bullied, and it’s something they’re worrying about. Kids actually worry about getting bullied more than they fear ghosts, another survey revealed. And another recent study by the American Journal of Psychiatry found that the after effects of being bullied can last well into adulthood. Read More

Celebrities Who Admit Bullying Help Prevent Bullying

Celebrities Who Admit Bullying Help Prevent Bullying

Bullying is a hot topic. Stories of celebrities who have been bullied are even hotter. Olympic champ Michael Phelps’ childhood bullying issues had international interest. Even Barack Obama got in on it, mentioning the issue of bullying in his presidential nominee acceptance speech (I know, he’s not a celebrity, just a politician). Why are people fascinated with discovering famous people who were bullied? Read More

Why Bullying The Bully Does More Harm Than Good

Why Bullying The Bully Does More Harm Than Good

Some parents seeing the news about a Bay Area, California father avenging his autistic son by pummeling an 11-year-old bully may cheer his protective instincts without realizing that those kinds of actions can frighten our own child as much as the bully. According to CBS, Burnis Hurd, 44, got on the bus with his son, age nine, who identified the boy who had been bullying him, age 11. Read More

Jonathan Martin says he

Jonathan Martin says he 'felt trapped' in Dolphins' locker room

In his first interview since leaving the Miami Dolphins, NFL tackle Jonathan Martin says he felt "trapped" by bullying and decided it was best "just to remove myself from the situation." "I'm a man. I'm a grown man. I've been in locker rooms. There's vulgar language in locker rooms," Martin told Football Night in America’s Tony Dungy in the exclusive sitdown. Read More

Will violent video games turn a good kid into a bully?

Will violent video games turn a good kid into a bully?

Research has shown that as many as 15 percent of students are bullied and that the problem is particularly bad among the middle school population [source:NMSA]. There are lots of proposed reasons why people bully and why some kids are more likely to be bullied. It's also not possible to blame the actions of a few kids on any one activity. Read More

 Bus Bully Learns the Hard Way That You Can Only Push Someone So Far Before They Snap

Bus Bully Learns the Hard Way That You Can Only Push Someone So Far Before They Snap

A bully was in for a major surprise after she decided to violently attack a boy on her school bus. While the victim initially sat helplessly as she punched him in the face, pulled his hair and slapped him, she soon learned a lesson she’ll likely never forget. In video of the attack that was captured on a cell phone and subsequently uploaded to YouTube, the vicious assault unfolds as another boy begs off-camera for the girl to stop. Read More

I was the unpopular kid. Now I

I was the unpopular kid. Now I'm a parent. Here's what I learned.

S.E. Cupp recalls being the victim of bullying when she moved to a new school in her teens. Now, as the mother of a young son, she is thinking about how she will equip him to cope. Read More

Blind teen thanks friend who defended him against bully at Southern California high school (VIDEO)

Blind teen thanks friend who defended him against bully at Southern California high school (VIDEO)

A blind teenager thanked the friend who stopped a bully from preying on him in his first interview since the fight. Read More

How to stop your kid from being the bully

How to stop your kid from being the bully

Finding out that your child is being bullied at school can be alarming, and learning strategies for protecting them can be a challenge. As unprepared as a parent might be, there is at least information out there on how to do the job. Now it's time to talk about the other side of the coin: What do you do when your child is the bully? Chances are, most parents can't even imagine that being true. We all rush to defend our kids' actions, sometimes when we know that it may not be justified, because we know them in a way that others couldn't possibly. That's completely understandable. But the fact is, the more we become aware of bullying and are less willing to excuse bullying behavior as "kids being kids," the more we have to face the reality that it could be one of our own kids doing the bullying. Read More

Carolyn Hax: Letting go of hate for bully can heal aching spirit

Carolyn Hax: Letting go of hate for bully can heal aching spirit

I got a kick out of a former bully when she promoted an anti-bully item on Facebook. We’re not Facebook friends, but I was itching to remind her of things she did in 1993. Read More

Emotional child abuse may be just as bad as physical harm

Emotional child abuse may be just as bad as physical harm

When it comes to psychological and behavioral health, both physical and emotional abuse can be equally damaging to children, a new study suggests. Read More

Anti-Bullying Laws Have Clout

Anti-Bullying Laws Have Clout

"I think that this is comparable to the impact of anti-smoking and drinking efforts on youth incidences of lung cancer and deaths by drunk driving respectively -- a public policy treatment of a pervasive health issue that many thought beyond the reach of legislative intervention," Reeve told MedPage Today in an email. Read More

Tyler Clementi’s Webcam Bully, Dharun Ravi, Wants a Retrial

Tyler Clementi’s Webcam Bully, Dharun Ravi, Wants a Retrial

Dharun Ravi, convicted on 15 counts in 2012 for offenses relating to webcamming his Rutgers roommate Tyler Clementi in an intimate encounter with another man, is seeking to have his case retried. Read More

'You have a friend — us': Boy writes touching letter to the bully who spit at him

"You don't have to bully. If you don't have any friends, just make a friend — it's very simple," Nicolas wrote. "But you already have a friend — us. We will help you. We will be respectful, responsible and caring to you." Read More

Are We Too Quick to Call People

Are We Too Quick to Call People 'Bullies?'

As adults we’re expected to have a certain level of coping skills when it comes to dealing with socially inept or just plain disagreeable individuals. That said, research shows rude and cutting behavior in a healthcare setting can hurt concentration, collaboration and information transfer and therefore endanger patients. Read More

This Video Of Students Bullying A Chicago School Teacher Is Hard To Watch

This Video Of Students Bullying A Chicago School Teacher Is Hard To Watch

The students, filmed in 2011 at Chicago Vocational Career Academy, according to the Daily Mail, are seen on video throwing things at the teacher and telling her “to sit your a** down.” A male student in a red shirt can be seen lurching towards the teacher as if he is going to hit her. Other students try to hold him back. At one point, he picks up a desk and holds it above his head as if he’s going to throw it. At another point, he threatens to smack the teacher in the face with a “whole bag of M&M’s.” Read More

700-pound online bully transforms his life — with help from those he bullied

700-pound online bully transforms his life — with help from those he bullied

"The thing about trolling is that it's easy to become disconnected from it — you don't see your victims, you don't see what it does to them," Shand said. "It's easy to forget these are human beings." Read More

Colorado’s Sexting Nightmare

Colorado’s Sexting Nightmare

Cañon City High School students are right to be afraid of the consequences of a sex offender designation. Read More

Suspension Ban Creates Stressed Teachers, Unruly Students in LAUSD; Lack of Support Blamed

Suspension Ban Creates Stressed Teachers, Unruly Students in LAUSD; Lack of Support Blamed

The district itself has only been able to provide training to 307 of the 900 campuses it oversees, and the Times says only a third of the district’s 181 secondary schools will be reached by counselors, "where discipline problems are the most acute.” - See more at: http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/suspension-ban-creates-stressed-teachers-and-unruly-students-lausd-lack-support-blamed#sthash.OhwBVhnV.dpuf Read More

Sexting Arrests, Suspensions Rock Long Island High Schools as Questions Swirl

Sexting Arrests, Suspensions Rock Long Island High Schools as Questions Swirl

Twenty students at a Long Island high school have been suspended for viewing cellphone video of a sexual encounter between a girl and a boy at a neighboring school, and their parents are outraged over the punishment, insisting their children didn't know what they were getting when they received the video, and that they deleted it right away. Read More

In L.A. Unified, restorative justice has been slow to take hold

In L.A. Unified, restorative justice has been slow to take hold

Restorative justice is a wonderful concept; a way to make student discipline less punitive and more productive. But in Los Angeles Unified, it's little more than a slogan, generally misunderstood and rarely applied. Read More

9 Ways We Bully Our Kids Without Realizing It

9 Ways We Bully Our Kids Without Realizing It

As a mom of two, I understand our cultural outrage about this subject and, like so many others, I sometimes point fingers at the parents of bullies, particularly those who set bad examples by being bullies themselves. Yes, parents can be bullies too. Read More

Childhood Bullies at Higher Risk for These Disorders

Childhood Bullies at Higher Risk for These Disorders

“The bullies’ own body dissatisfaction could fuel their taunting of others. Our findings tell us to raise our vigilance for eating disorders in anyone involved in bullying exchanges—regardless of whether they are the aggressor, the victim or both,” she said. Read More

Kylie Jenner’s Heartbreaking Confession: ‘I’ve Been Bullied My Whole Life’

Kylie Jenner’s Heartbreaking Confession: ‘I’ve Been Bullied My Whole Life’

Kylie Jenner opened up about her struggles with being bullied during her appearance on ‘The Ellen Show’. Read More

Disney Star on Bullying, Her ‘Monster’ Teen Years, and What Her Mom Got Right

Disney Star on Bullying, Her ‘Monster’ Teen Years, and What Her Mom Got Right

Yahoo Parenting sat down with the mother-daughter duo for their first-ever joint interview to talk about child stardom, bullies, and why the teen years are so hard — for kids and for parents. Read More

Cyberbullying insurance? That’s a real thing one company is offering in the United Kingdom.

Cyberbullying insurance? That’s a real thing one company is offering in the United Kingdom.

It's no secret that online trolling can be disruptive. Some of its most extreme forms like swatting -- where a harasser fakes an emergency to get police to raid a victim's home -- are real world safety threats. Read More

Exposure to Bullying Linked to Later Mental Illness

Exposure to Bullying Linked to Later Mental Illness

A new study of Finnish children has found that exposure to bullying as a child was associated with psychiatric disorders in adulthood that required treatment. Read More

Expert on cyber bullying talks with local grade school students

Expert on cyber bullying talks with local grade school students

"The scariest thing today is cyber bullying, the stuff that's going on Instagram, the stuff that's going on Snapchat. This type of bullying is really almost out of control, and that's scary too. We want to at least make the students aware of the dangers of that," Burke explains. "To give the kids an awareness of how to stop it and maybe try and control it, that's the best thing we are looking for today." Read More

Standing up to bullying

Standing up to bullying

"There is no federal definition of what bullying is," said Michael Dreiblatt, president of Stand Up to Bullying. "When I work with students, because the law can be hard to understand, I define bullying as the abuse of the difference in power. It's being mean or leaving people out on purpose." Read More

Childhood Bullying: Serious Long-term Consequences

Childhood Bullying: Serious Long-term Consequences

The largest study of its kind once again underscores just how harmful childhood bullying is, with victims much more likely to be diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder in adulthood, new research shows. Read More

Caught on camera: Teachers bullying special-needs students | Editorial

Caught on camera: Teachers bullying special-needs students | Editorial

It's happened again. A video shows students in a South Jersey classroom being beaten, bullied or mistreated, allegedly by members of the school staff. Read More

'I was the mean girl': Tina Fey, 45, admits she used to be cruel because she felt like 'less'

'For me it was about hitting age 13 and realizing, "OK, I’m not going to glide by on looks. I’m a normal-looking person, but that’s not going to be where my bread is buttered." Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3365886/Tina-Fey-admits-mean-girl-talks-working-longtime-pal-Amy-Poehler-never-having-explain-herself.html#ixzz3uyadK9Dr Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook Read More

To stop bullying, get the popular kids on board

To stop bullying, get the popular kids on board

The researchers note that these influential students do not necessarily meet the definition of “popular” in the ‘80’s-Molly-Ringwald-movie mentality of “cool kids” who are “kind of loved and loathed,” Paluck said. Rather, they might be leaders among different groups of students, such as the head of the theater club or the leader of the band. Read More

A doctor’s dilemma: How to treat the angry patient

A doctor’s dilemma: How to treat the angry patient

While the vast majority of our patients are lovely, we still see these kinds behaviors with some frequency. It is difficult to discern which incidents merit action. Our receptionist smiles easily and has a bell-like laugh, but lately she has been a bit more solemn in our staff meetings. Read More

High school bully get 3 years in prison for assault

High school bully get 3 years in prison for assault

An Athens teen this week was sentenced to prison for viciously assaulting a Cedar Shoals High School student who he had bullied. Read More

Thriving After Bullying: A True Story

Thriving After Bullying: A True Story

People who meet me today often don't believe that I was a victim of bullying for most of my young life. From the age of about 10 until I switched schools at the age of 17, I was teased mercilessly by the "cool" kids. Read More

Athletes & Coaches Can Make Impact On Bullying Crisis

Athletes & Coaches Can Make Impact On Bullying Crisis

Recently the basketball team from Ooltewah HS in Chattanooga, Tennessee took a road trip to a basketball tournament. Two of his teammates held a player down while a third player raped him with an object. This was their way of hazing him. Two coaches and the athletic director knew this happened and did not immediately report it to the police. Read More

City to pay for bullied girl’s private school tuition

City to pay for bullied girl’s private school tuition

“I think it’s an important decision, not only for my family, but for all children with special needs who have faced these issues before.” Read More

Bullying: Premature Babies May Be More Likely To Be Bullied

Bullying: Premature Babies May Be More Likely To Be Bullied

"Being bullied has a significant and lasting impact for those preemies, even into their 30s," said Kimberly Day, lead author of the study and Lawson Postdoctoral Fellow at the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster, in a news release. "This has important implications for parents, teachers, and clinicians who need to be aware of the long-term effects of peer victimization on mental health. They need to watch out for bullying and intervene when possible." Read More

Anti-LGBT Bullying Has Long-Term Mental Health Consequences, Study Finds

Anti-LGBT Bullying Has Long-Term Mental Health Consequences, Study Finds

Referencing the “It Gets Better” campaign, which was a response to suicides by young people who were bullied for being LGBT, Mustanksi noted, “On average it’s getting better as kids are getting older, but there are some groups of kids where things are getting worse or staying pretty bad.” Read More

Controlling Parents Lead To Mean College Kids: How To Prevent Your Kid From Being Awful

Controlling Parents Lead To Mean College Kids: How To Prevent Your Kid From Being Awful

Although college-aged students are often in the process of leaving the nest, they still rely on their parents for financial and emotional support. Thanks to text, email, and social media, parents can decide to withdraw both money and affection as punishment or a means of getting the result they desire. Unfortunately, this will only stunt students' newly found independence. Read More

Study Links Kindergartners’ Stumbles With Rocky Home Lives

Study Links Kindergartners’ Stumbles With Rocky Home Lives

Very young children who endure neglect, abuse and dysfunctional home lives go on to struggle as kindergartners, leaving them at risk for more difficult years as adolescents and adults, a new study finds. Read More

Tia Mowry Claps Back at Body Shamer by Tagging Her Bully

Tia Mowry Claps Back at Body Shamer by Tagging Her Bully's Employer

I don't normally do this, but I wanted to prove a point. I just posted a few days ago about embracing and uplifting others about body image. Read More

Something Is Missing in High School Hazing Stories: Adults

Something Is Missing in High School Hazing Stories: Adults

Three senior football players at Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Pa., are charged with assaulting a freshman in a hazing ritual called No Gay Thursdays. Read More

What Happens When The Online Bully Is A Child With Special Needs

What Happens When The Online Bully Is A Child With Special Needs

Children with special needs often feel targeted by peers at school. Social media can be a powerful tool to fight back. Read More

Gay and Lesbian High School Students Report ‘Heartbreaking’ Levels of Violence

Gay and Lesbian High School Students Report ‘Heartbreaking’ Levels of Violence

The first nationwide study to ask high school students about their sexuality found that gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers were at far greater risk for depression, bullying and many types of violence than their straight peers. Read More

OPINION: BULLY PROOF CHILDREN - IS IT TIME TO SHOW BULLIES LOVE?

OPINION: BULLY PROOF CHILDREN - IS IT TIME TO SHOW BULLIES LOVE?

Schools have ongoing talks and educational programs to illustrate to scholars the harm, the small-mindedness and the damage bullying causes. Consequences for bullying include detention, demerits and sometimes sought-after attention for the bullies. I think this may enhance their imagined sense of power. Read More

75% Of Workers Are Bullied -- What To Do About It

75% Of Workers Are Bullied -- What To Do About It

Workplace bullying is frighteningly common and takes an enormous toll on our businesses. Research has determined that almost 75% of employees surveyed had been affected by workplace bullying, whether as a target or a witness. Read More

Why bullying is such a successful evolutionary strategy

Why bullying is such a successful evolutionary strategy

To get to the top, alpha males often bully any chimp who stands in their way. "Chimps are 'natural bullies' and I have seen it often," says Richard Wrangham of Harvard University in Cambridge, US. Read More

Fists not football: Brain injuries seen in domestic assaults

Fists not football: Brain injuries seen in domestic assaults

The abuse from her ex-partner took a heavy emotional toll, Contreras says. But even though he sometimes knocked her out, she hadn't considered that her brain might have been as damaged as her psyche. Read More

Michigan ranks No. 1 as state with worst bullying problem

Michigan ranks No. 1 as state with worst bullying problem

The National Education Association reports that more than 160,000 children miss school every day out of fear of being bullied. Read More

Why Punishment Won

Why Punishment Won't Stop a Bully

The least thoughtful (or useful) strategy is to announce a "zero tolerance" stance on bullying. Either this phrase amounts to empty rhetoric—rather like responding to repeated instances of gun violence in our country by sending each cluster of victims our "thoughts and prayers"—or else it refers to a policy of harsh punishment for bullies. Read More

Parents Often Battle To Get Their Children Mental Health Services At School

Parents Often Battle To Get Their Children Mental Health Services At School

School has been a real challenge for them. That’s not unusual for the 1 in 5 children with a mental illness. They often suffer anxiety, difficulty focusing and social challenges. Half of them drop out of high school, in part because many schools don’t manage to meet their needs Read More

Students Are More Successful In Preventing Bullying In School Than Teachers & Adults

Students Are More Successful In Preventing Bullying In School Than Teachers & Adults

Bullied children have increased risks of depression, low self-esteem, poor school performance, and suicide. Bullying is most rampant in middle school, with verbal and social discrimination as its most common types, according to StopBullying.gov. Read More

How to Apologize

How to Apologize

A good apology will communicate three things: regret, responsibility, and remedy. Read More

Teaching Teenagers to Cope With Social Stress

Teaching Teenagers to Cope With Social Stress

Students essentially taught themselves this mental buffer, and when they were inevitably rattled by social stress, they had a reassuring interpretation ready to frame it. Read More

30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

One of the best ways to maintain a quiet classroom is to catch students at the door before they enter. During these encounters, behavior management expert Rob Plevin recommends using "non-confrontational statements" and "informal chit-chat" to socialize kids into productive behaviors, as modeled in Plevin's video. Read More

Bullying, Harassment Remain

Bullying, Harassment Remain 'Significant Problem' in US Schools

Biased remarks, bullying and harassment remain "a significant problem" in U.S. schools, according to a report released this week by GLSEN, a national organization dedicated to school safety and equality. The report, titled "From Teasing to Torment," found 74 percent of middle and high school students experienced some form of peer victimization in the past school year. Read More