Anti-bullying PSA. Over 6M American schoolchildren have been bullied in the past six months. Whether you cheer on the bully, or silently watch, you are supporting the bully. The effects upon the victim can be devastating, and the effects can last a lifetime. o something besides watching. Try to diffuse the situation. Tell a teacher, or a principal. If you can, stand up to the bully and let them know that it’s not okay. Support the victim. Let them know you care and you don’t think what happened
My most dear cause is the fight and prevention of all forms of bullying. I’ve always been a victim of it. And it was always the same story. Three or more people all gunnin’ for me at the same time. My latest brush with bullying was of the cyber variety. “Digital disrespect”, they call it. On my Twitter account, from people that I thought were friends. Like, the worst thing I did to any of them was buy them drinks. The next thing I know, they’re calling me everything from ‘stupid’ to ‘thirsty’, t
The Obama administration will host an anti-bullying White House summit today, including a live chat on Facebook.
Stacy Teicher Khadaroo, Staff writer /
March 10, 2011
The Obama administration continues its push against bullying with a White House summit today.
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“If there’s one goal of this conference, it’s to dispel the myth that bullying is just a harmless rite of passage or an inevitable part of growing up. It’s not,” President Obama said in a press statement. “Bullying can have destructive consequences for our young people. And it’s not something we have to accept. As parents and students, teachers and communities, we can take steps that will help prevent bullying and create a climate in our schools in which all of our children can feel safe.”
Opening remarks by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama can be seen livestreamed at www.whitehouse.gov/live at 10:30 this morning.
At 12:30, another livestreamed event at the same site will feature questions via the White House Facebook account, addressed by administration officials and Facebook’s chief security officer Joe Sullivan.
In the coming weeks, Facebook plans to unveil a new social reporting system so that content violating Facebook policies can be removed and parents or teachers can be informed, according to the White House press release.
Conference sessions at Thursday’s summit will address everything from school-based prevention and enforcement efforts to cyberbullying.
Momentum has been growing to curb bullying since a spate of high-profile youth suicides in recent years. Prevention campaigns are underway by such groups as the National Association of Student Councils; the two major teachers’ unions – the NEA and AFT; MTV Networks; and GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.
StopBullying.gov http://www.stopbullying.gov/ is a new website that provides information from various government agencies on how children, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent bullying. It will also show how to get help for bullies’ targets.
Bullying is no Joke and can lead to dangerous things. Don’t take it seriously? How’s this for you then… 1 out of 4 kids is Bullied. The American Justice Department says that this month 1 out of every 4 kids will be abused by another youth. Surveys Show That 77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally, & physically. In a recent study, 77% of the students said they had been bullied. And 14% of those who were bullied said they experienced severe (bad) reactions to the abuse. 1 out of 5 kids ad