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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

The Rise of the Internet Fan Bully

The Rise of the Internet Fan Bully

Typically, girl group loyalism falls into the benign end of human self-sorting. But in the crucible of online fandom, demographic distinctions can coarsen into warring factions. A fan fantasy that frames the band members as hating one another — and paints one of them as rude, stupid, evil, and deserving of death because she is black — is no longer just idle fan fictions. Read More

14 UFC and Bellator stars who were bullied growing up

14 UFC and Bellator stars who were bullied growing up

You’re doing your job right if you bully opponents in MMA. But you’d be surprised at the number of MMA stars who were bullied before they ever stepped into the cage. Read More

Tina Fey on the Lasting Legacy of ‘Mean Girls,’ Its Road to Broadway and Time’s Up

Tina Fey on the Lasting Legacy of ‘Mean Girls,’ Its Road to Broadway and Time’s Up

“Mean Girls” coincides with a time of seismic changes in Hollywood, as the industry starts to realize the need for more stories about women. “I think it’s long overdue,” says Fey, who hopes we are at a tipping point. “I’d like to believe from here on out, this gives people a point of reference. I actually think Time’s Up is a very good name. It’s sort of saying, ‘I know we used to do it this way, but from now on we’re not.’” Read More

Is the ‘Condom Snorting Challenge’ a Real Teen Trend?

Is the ‘Condom Snorting Challenge’ a Real Teen Trend?

As with the Tide pod challenge, the press went into full-on moral panic mode in their coverage of condom snorting. Fox News was one of many news outlets warning that the “disturbing new trend” could be deadly. Read More

Yankees players, manager post anti-bullying message

Yankees players, manager post anti-bullying message

"To see our guys stand up and have a role in that is not surprising because I know all those guys in that room and the character that they [have]," Boone said. "It was something that we're glad that we could maybe play a small role in helping a bad situation out." Read More

Writer: You can

Writer: You can't laugh off bullying

I saw a video on Facebook of a man who, after nearly 40 years, had a chance to confront his bully, now a school superintendent, who denied the accusation. Read More

Why Do We Reward Bullies?

Why Do We Reward Bullies?

If we hate bullies, why are they rewarded in the public sphere with fame, attention and even electoral success? Why aren’t they repudiated? Read More

Mike Dreiblatt interviewed by Chili Most of radio station WVFG 107.5 FM in Uniontown, Alabama on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 11:30 am, EDT

Mike Dreiblatt interviewed by Chili Most of radio station WVFG 107.5 FM in Uniontown, Alabama on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 11:30 am, EDT

We are pleased to announce that Mike Dreiblatt, president of standuptobullying.net is going to be interviewed by Chili Most of radio station WVFG 107.5 FM in Uniontown, Alabama on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 11:30 am, EDT. Read More

The Influence of Teachers and Celebrities Grows as Kids’ Worries Increase and Extend into New Territories

The Influence of Teachers and Celebrities Grows as Kids’ Worries Increase and Extend into New Territories

Teachers  lead an expanding circle of influence in kids' lives, and the role of celebrities is also increasing rapidly. But kids still turn to their parents first with a problem or something to say. Read More