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What Do Kids Really Know About Bullying?
By: MaryAnn - 01 February 2012 - 0 Comments

A lot of questions have arisen lately about the statistics of bullying. People often wonder if we are blowing things out of proportion. Does it really happen? Do programs focusing on prevention really work? [...]

The Big March: A New Approach to End Bullying
By: BE Admin - 31 January 2012 - 0 Comments

Starting today, the U.K.-based non-profit BeatBullying is staging a virtual march to the UN. Approximately 2 million supporters will create anti-bullying banners and digital avatars that will march across the internet on nearly 100 sites that [...]

Should Off-Campus Cyberbullying Be Grounds for Suspension? The Supreme Court May Weigh in Soon
By: Andrea - 27 January 2012 - 0 Comments

Cyberbullying is no doubt one of the biggest issues facing teachers, counselors, parents and students today. As research continues to surface about the horribly detrimental effects that bullying has on long-term mental health, the [...]

Bullies in Television Shows for Children
By: MaryAnn - 26 January 2012 - 0 Comments

I remember watching Saturday morning cartoons and being horrified by the coyote trying to squash the road runner with an anvil only to have it backfire on him. I hated the fact that the [...]

The Importance of a Safe Haven in Bully Prevention
By: Andrea - 13 January 2012 - 0 Comments

The beginning of the year has already brought some great news to many bullying prevention efforts in Colorado. At the January 3rd school board meeting, district 70 in Pueblo County agreed to become the second district in [...]

The Victim Becomes the Bully
By: MaryAnn - 11 January 2012 - 0 Comments

I was giving a presentation tonight to a committee in hopes they would recommend a comprehensive bullying prevention program for all schools in our district to the school board. When all schools in the [...]

Life After Bullying Part 3: Bystanders and Guilt
By: MaryAnn - 05 January 2012 - 0 Comments

When those engaged in bullying prevention report statistics, they will always report on those doing the bullying. Sometimes they report statistics pertaining to those being bullied. One set of statistics which is difficult to [...]

Bullying Statistics: What Is Really Going on in Schools?
By: Andrea - 28 December 2011 - 0 Comments

We all know that bullying in school has become a problem that is gaining increased press in recent years. At first, much of the outcry against bullying centered on the “part of life” notion that adults are feign [...]

Life After Bullying, Part II: The Bully
By: MaryAnn - 21 December 2011 - 0 Comments

What happens to bullies when they grow up? They grow out of it, right? No; unfortunately they do not. Children who do not learn how to interact appropriately with others before they reach the [...]

Life After Bullying: A Three Part Series, Part 1: Views from a victim
By: MaryAnn - 07 December 2011 - 0 Comments

Working in both schools and clinical settings, I have had the opportunity to work with many people who were bullied as children. The adults often times come in suffering from depression, anxiety or other [...]