Monthly Archives: March 2013

Audible Silence

    “Most parents of bullied children have no idea about the anguish their sons and daughters are enduring, because the kids aren’t talking.” Just how many dead teenagers, driven to end their own lives, is it going to take for adults to stand up and say, What the hell is going on? There was a time when the words … Continue reading

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BULLYING MYTHS

    We probably have seen a lot in the news about bullying. From a bus monitor taking abuse from students, to a six-year-old singing an allegedly inappropriate song in the lunch line, to the latest study about teens online, it seems that every day there’s a new story about bullies, victims, or anti-bullying efforts. By now, we might have … Continue reading

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DON’T PLAY WITH SOMEONE’S HEART. STOP EMOTIONAL BULLYING!!!

Emotional abuse in a marriage is such a covert form of domestic violence and abuse that many people aren’t able to recognize they are a victim. A spouse may have a feeling that something is wrong. They may feel stressed out; a sense of depression; anxiety but they can’t quite identify what is causing those feelings. By the time a spouse identifies the … Continue reading

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IGNORE AND FORGIVE BULLYING

    Actress Jennifer Lawrence is a survivor on screen and off, as a child forced to move repeatedly due to bullies and later in Hollywood where even an Oscar got her bullied by fashion critics when she tripped at the finish over her gorgeous gown, landing in a heap on the stairs during her moment of glory.Lawrence told an interviewer, … Continue reading

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Harsh words don’t break bones but they often break hearts. Stop “Parental Bullying”

Parents who don’t have good parenting skills use aggression. Men who don’t have good relationship skills use aggression to compensate for a whole range of things—and usually it’s their own inadequacies and fears. When we use aggression as a parenting style, it solves your short term problem of controlling children. But it leads to serious problems for those children and … Continue reading

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Nickelodeon Programming and Bullying

Though Nickelodeon has been very vocal in recent years about how to help prevent bullying, there are a few characters who I feel have had their bullying ignored because it was done “to protect others.” In short, I’m referring to the character Sam Puckett from the now-defunct iCarly. Yes, she’s known for having a darker background than either Carly or … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Talk About It!! Prevent Sexual Bullying

It’s time … talk about gender norms and sexual bullying. Sexual violence is an issue that affects everyone in a community. Understanding gender norms and their impact on sexuality can help to create a society free from sexual violence. Recently, a young boy by the name of Jake was transferred to a new high school and has been having a … Continue reading

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