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At Bullying Summit, Student Bystanders Encouraged to Act

August 7, 2012


At Bullying Summit, Student Bystanders Encouraged to Act By Nirvi Shah on August 6, 2012 4:13 PM Washington As policymakers continue to wrestle with the issue of bullying, there’s a new emphasis on getting kids who see bullying happen to speak up. At the third Bullying Prevention Summit here, the nonprofit Ad Council today shared […]

Finding the Middle Ground on Bullying – Transforming Learning – Education Week

August 1, 2012


A recently released guide on bullying can help educators find the middle ground between students’ Constitutional rights and their right to learn in a safe environment, writes Francisco M. Negrón, Jr., of the National School Boards Association. The guide is a tool teachers can use to help students understand the difference between bullying or harassment […]

Cyberbullying: Scourge of the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC]

July 20, 2012


Sam Laird of Mashable posted this useful cyberbullying article with an infographic from the education portal “Cyberbullying isn’t new; a 2004 study found that 42% of kids had been bullied online — and that’s before Facebook, Twitter and other networks eclipsed MySpace and started a social revolution. With more and more kids maintaining online […]

Empathy: Taking a walk in someone else’s shoes

June 30, 2012


Bullying is a problem that affects everyone. The inaugural June 3rd Kidsbridge WALK2STOP BULLYING at The College of New Jersey was designed to raise awareness of positive social strategies to create kinder, more empathetic interactions among kids, teens and adults. Research shows that empathy is declining precipitously in our society. Kidsbridge aims to reverse this […]

Two Teens Spread The Word About BULLY Movie

June 1, 2012


Stand for the Silent is an organization run by a parent who lost a child due to bullying, This new video, created by two teens, Ali and Marley, was made to show appreciation for this organization & empathy with victims of bullying. They were inspired to get the word out in their own community after seeing Lee […]

Teen Therapist Sandra Dupont on Bullying

May 26, 2012


Excerpt from Interview with Sandra Dupont, LA Teen Therapist  by Nixon Virtual Strategies (NVS) There’s been a lot of news coverage about bullying lately. In your practice, are you seeing a rise in concerns/fears about being bullied? And besides offering the victims of bullying coping skills, how do we as a community help decrease the […]


May 25, 2012


Get involved and help make a difference!!! The Kidsbridge WALK2STOP BULLYING will be held June 3rd on the campus at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in Ewing, NJ. Concerned parents, children, teens, educators, college students, youth & service groups, and members of the community will come together to raise awareness to STOP BULLYING! Date, […]

Light sentence for bully, heavy burden on kids everywhere

May 23, 2012


(Originally published in Times of Trenton Letters to the Editor – May 23) As disappointing as is Dharun Ravi’s light sentence in the Tyler Clementi bullycide case, the fact remains that he takes no responsibility and feels no remorse for what he did, which makes the outcome all the worse. And the message to bullies, […]

Special New Jersey Screening of “BULLY” Movie – May 24th

May 21, 2012


The BULLY movie is a documentary on the bullying crisis in U.S. schools.  “It is an extraordinary examination of the pain and anguish that bullying causes. The movie was produced to create a dialogue amongst kids, parents and educators to help us all understand bullying, its devastating impact, and our need as individuals and institutions […]

Words Hurt. Words Kill.

May 9, 2012


So said the mother of Rachel Ehmke, the 13-Year-Old Minnesota middle school student who committed suicide by hanging herself on April 29th after months of bullying by fellow students. The friendly, outgoing and athletic seventh grader endured harassment that no child should have to confront. “Slut” was scrawled across her gym locker. She was called […]