The effects of bullying
By Cassie (Calico.)
Bullying is more common than most people like to admit. Fortunately, people are more educated about it now than ever before and are becoming more aware of this issue. However, despite the effort to educate people about bullying and eradicate it, bystanders feel powerless to help and victims are left in the dark. Bullying is a vicious cycle and a lot of people donít know how to handle it effectively. Bystanders are often too intimidated to...
Debunking the myths of bullying
By Jenny (coolkid98)
Most people will experience bullying at some point during their lives and will know someone who has previously been bullied or who is currently being bullied. There are many myths about bullying which can make it hard for those being bullied to reach out to get help to deal with it. According to research conducted by the NSPCC 46% of children and young people in the UK say they have been bullied at school at some point in their lives....
Article featured in Avatar - Volume 3, Issue 6 (December 2009).
How Do You Deal With the Changing Face of Bullies?
by Sian Morgan
This year, National Anti-Bullying week shines a spotlight on the fastest growing face of bullying: cyberbullying. Basically, this means using information and communication technology to deliberately upset someone else. It includes bullying via mobile phones, instant messaging, emails, blogs, Twitter, websites, chatrooms, message boards, Virtual...
Article featured in Avatar - Volume 2, Issue 11 (May 2009).
Bullying: a silent epidemic
April 20th, 2009, current and former students and residents of Columbine, Colorado marked the tenth anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings. For many in this small town, the Columbine massacre etched bloody wounds that may never heal. At the same time, many question the motive of both shooters, seniors Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. Both boys had completely different...
Article featured in Avatar - Volume 1, Issue 6 (November 2007).
Bullying (a mini manual)
What is a bully?
Based on a wide range of reasons, a bully is a person who attacks others either verbally or physically. A bully usually has little or no regard for the feelings of his - or her - victims; thus saying or doing extreme things at times. A simple act of messing with someone does not make one a bully, a person who torments others on a daily basis does. Why do bullies torment...
Know Your Rights - Bullying at Work
Written by: Casey, Katrina, Jessie, and Shaz
We have all heard about students being bullied at school, but many of us do not realize that bullying is also quite common in the "real world". We assume adults would put a stop to bullying, right? What if they were the ones bullying? What if they were encouraging others to bully, leading by example? What can you do?
Bullying can happen anywhere, not only in the form of physical assault but also as verbal...
Written by: Sabrina
Well, I noticed that there wasn't a thread that basically provided education on Bullying 101. Anti-bullying is something that I really have a passion for. I have participated in many workshops and have also created a few initiatives and prepared presentations in order to prevent bullying from occurring in our society. I understand that not every situation can be prevented and therefore, I wanted to provide a simple Bullying Guide to help those of you out...
ďCome on! Just try it. Itís only one joint. What do you have to lose? Hey, Iím giving it to you free here. Why wonít you just take it?Ē There are many people who have been in a situation where they have either been the one saying something similar to this, have been the one someone was saying it to or could have heard someone else saying it to someone. As you can see, this particular situation is talking about smoking marijuana (weed, pot, etc.)
If I asked you...