Tag Archive | "bullying"

Sesame Street Launches Anti-Bullying Program with “The Good Bird’s Club”

Saturday, October 15, 2011

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Sesame Street does it again with brilliance!  Big Bird is invited to join the “Good Birds Club” and is very excited. However, a pigeon with an attitude

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Help for youth in crisis: Safekids.com provides a directory of resources

Saturday, August 13, 2011

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Do you know a young person who is in crisis, perhaps someone who is struggling with suicidal thoughts, dating abuse, domestic violence, or bullying?  Or are you that person?  Do you need help, but are not sure where to look?   

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Face 2 Face: A book by young people to help young people handle online/offline bullying and peer abuse

Saturday, July 30, 2011

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Here’s a new resource we really like.  Face 2 Face: A book created by young people (Caroline Ster, author, and Emily Jones, illustrator) to help other young people learn how to handle bullying, cyberbullying, and peer abuse in a proactive, positive manner.  With expert adult guidance (including Alison Trachtman Hill, MPA, and Lynn Dubenko, Ph.D.) and contributions, these two young [...]

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The Youth Voice Project: What actually helps in bullying situations?

Friday, June 10, 2011

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The Youth Voice Project (Penn State Erie – Stan Davis and Dr. Charisse Nixon): What do youth really think about our prevention efforts?  We have our ideas about what we think works, but what do 13,000 teens in 31 schools think? The results are surprising… 

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New Resource on Suicide and Bullying from SPRC

Thursday, April 21, 2011

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The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) has published a new 8-page Issue Brief on Suicide and Bullying.  As the SPRC website  notes, this publication examines

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No Name Calling Week – January 24-28, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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“No Name Calling Week,” created by GLSEN and Simon & Schuster, is now in its 6th year and gaining momentum. Barnes & Noble, and over 40 national partners, including a generous grant from Cisco Systems, made this year’s week possible. As the website notes, No Name-Calling Week was inspired by a young adult novel entitled “The [...]

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Not Sensationalizing Cyber-Suicide: Safe and Effective Messaging

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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Yesterday, the Suicide Prevention Resource Center hosted a webinar on Suicide Prevention among LGBT Youth which included over 600 participants. The webinar was free and lasted 1.5 hours.  The content was research based, informative, and timely, and provided some really useful “takeaways.”

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Five Myths about Bullying: What do you believe?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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To get us underway in 2011 with useful resources about bullying and cyberbullying, we are starting with an article on Five Myths about Bullying by Prof. Susan Swearer which was published in The Washington Post on December 30th, 2010.  Short, sweet, and very much to the point, this article would make a great springboard for discussion about this important [...]

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Social Maturity as a Measure of Success: It’s not cool to be mean … “Pass it On”

Monday, July 26, 2010

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This week we will be featuring more great online safety materials and resources, but we wanted to start the week on a different, yet connected, note: The need to move toward valuing social maturity/intelligence as an equally worthy measure of “success” as academic goals.  We have written about this before (see for example our blogs on Adolescents [...]

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“New Boy” Video Clip: The Tip of the Bullying Iceberg

Friday, July 23, 2010

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This week we are featuring a film about a “young African boy with a haunting back story who starts school in Ireland, and finds out quickly exactly what it means to be the new kid. Winner of Best Narrative Short at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival and nominated for an Oscar.”  Let’s check it out … 

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Cyberbullying Prevention Resources:Bullying – No Way! website

Monday, July 19, 2010

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This week, we are going to feature WEBSITES which serve as a great resource for educators, parents, and students looking for information on ways to address and prevent cyberbullying.  Our first feature is a very impressive website created by Australia’s educational communities which contains information that is relevant and helpful no matter where in the world you live.

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Hero in the Hallway: Empowering young people in bullying prevention efforts

Friday, July 9, 2010

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This week’s Friday video clip is a powerful piece about the prevalence of bullying in schools, the need to hear young people’s voices on this issue, and the importance of involving young people in solutions.  The clip is just under 4 minutes long, but packs a punch.  Check it out.

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Cyberbullying Prevention Resources: Let’s Get Real Video + Materials

Sunday, June 13, 2010

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Need some great materials which examine the issues that lead to taunting and bullying, including racial differences, perceived sexual orientation, learning disabilities, religious differences, sexual harassment and others.  Then check out this site.

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