Bullying and Victim Blaming /Victim Shaming

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“People may not realize the damage that they are doing by placing the blame on the victim ~ but that doesn’t lessen the damage that they cause by doing it.”  ― Darlene Ouimet There is one critical area of bullying that, in my humble opinion (IMHO), continues to be a major… Continue reading

How is Media Violence Affecting Youth?

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I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. ~Mahatma Gandhi As adolescents, children’s brains are still changing and forming, leaving them much more impressionable than they will eventually become as they mature and shift into adulthood.… Continue reading

Bullying and School Shootings – Facing the Truth

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“Hurt people hurt people. We are not being judgmental by separating ourselves from such people. But we should do so with compassion. Compassion is defined as a “keen awareness of the suffering of another coupled with a desire to see it relieved.” People hurt others as a result of their… Continue reading

What Every Adult Should Know About How Bullying Affects Adolescents

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“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” – Joseph Campbell Bullying has been a problem for kids since as far back as most people can recall. However, what was once viewed as an unfortunate part of childhood has now become recognized as… Continue reading

The Mental and Physical Impact on Bullying in the Workplace

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“There is no gesture more devastating than the back turning away.” ― Rachel Simmons There can be severe consequences, both mentally and physically, to victims as a result of workplace bullying. In fact, according to the Workplace Bullying Institute, 35% of the workforce in the USA have reported being bullied… Continue reading

Writing the Next Chapter on Suicide and Weapon Use Due to Bullying

Crossing The Line

I started my company, Bullying Recovery, in order to really try to make a difference in the way that our population handles the issue of psychological damage, due to bullying. Why do I do this? Because as the saying “Physician Heal Thyself” goes, I had to also go through my… Continue reading

2015 in Bullying Recovery. What have we learned?

Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you. ~ Jim Rohn At the beginning of a new year, it is… Continue reading

Cyberbullying and Statistics Infographic

Cyberbullying has become a major problems for children and teens across America. Two startling facts to consider: 72% of teens have been the victims of cyberbullying in the past year 25% have been bullied more than once Despite it’s alarming prevalence, only 1 in 6 parents are even aware their… Continue reading

Cyberbullying Infographic Tells the Story

Jen Martinson of Secure Thoughts contacted me with this very important and interesting infographic for cyberbullying that Secure Thoughts developed. I asked her if I could share and she also shared the below message with me for you to read. Thank you to Secure Thoughts for all the important work… Continue reading

Bullying Effects Study on Adults Show Alarming Data

In an article in Psychology Today, written by Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D., he discusses a recent fully funded study of how childhood bullying effects adults later in life. The results showed that the long-term negative effects of bullying are not only real, but have real consequences. The study showed that:… Continue reading

9 Signs of Workplace Bullying

According to the website onlinemba.com, there are nine signs that workplace bullying might be a problem at your office. According to a Washington State Department of Labor & Industries report, 47 million American workers or about 46% of them, say they have had to deal with bullying at work this… Continue reading

Drexel University to Host Free Bullying Webinar

Drexel University Online contacted me to let me know they are offering a free seminar on bullying. Drexel is teaming up with the university’s Center for the Prevention of School-Aged Violence to sponsor a live online Bullying Webinar hosted by Drexel University professor and Philadelphia-based youth advocate Dr. Chuck Williams.… Continue reading

Bullying Law Summary Fact Sheet

The website cyberbullying.us has updated their “Bullying Law Summary Fact Sheet” that gives excellent information about each state’s current laws for cyberbullying. This very detailed report goes through which states currently have bullying laws, which ones they are proposed in, which have criminal sanctions, and which states have no active… Continue reading

The Drowning of Stephan Jones

Bette Greene, Author of the classic “Summer of My German Soldier” has written a book on bullying titled “The Drowning of Stephan Jones”. First released in 1999, Ms. Greene has re-released it recently as an ebook and it is a very powerful story indeed. Based on true events, this story… Continue reading

Words Will Never Hurt Me – But Actions Will Heal. Using Examples To Stop Bullying

I talked with Rebecca, who works for SpyTown.com, a group that sells spy/surveillance equipment. Not only do they have that business, but they also take an active part in the anti-bullying movement by sharing knowledge and information and helping to try to stop bullying. I offered and they accepted to… Continue reading

Attacked by Cyberbullies (A Personal Story)

Robin sent me the below story of how she had been the victim of cyber bullies. Her story of how these attacks take place and the repercussions of them is becoming an all too familiar one. What can we do to stop vicious impersonation attacks and the theft of our identities. It is… Continue reading

The Loss of Self-Esteem (A Personal Story)

What does it truly take to break a person? If the bullying never happened to us, would we be more attractive, more outgoing and friendly, more caring about ourselves and others? When I read Mariah’s story I couldn’t stop thinking about her experiences that she so dramatically shares and about… Continue reading

The Bullying Yearbook 2011

As another school year comes to an end, it’s a good time to look back and take a pulse on where the year has taken us with helping to stop bullying.  This year, there have continued to be many stories making headlines this year and some maybe changing the landscape… Continue reading

Fire It Up With CJ Radio Show

Several weeks ago, I appeared on the “Fire It Up With CJ” radio show to discuss my experiences with bullying and talk to CJ about “firing up” our community to try to solve the issue of bullying. CJ Liu has a great radio show in “Fire It Up With CJ”.… Continue reading

Singer Lexz Pryde Shares Anti-Bullying Message

New young singer/artist Lexz Pryde has recorded a song (“Perfect Creation”) and created a message sharing her anti-bullying message. This is the second of several young singer/artists that I have received messages from who are writing songs and sharing their message about the bullying problem. I wish them all luck in… Continue reading

Bullying and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Part 3)

In continuing through the main theme of this site, which is the long-term effects of bullying on the psych, I have continued to research articles about how bullying leads to PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Dr. Susanne Babbel, Ph.D., MFT, a psychologist that specializes in trauma and depression, wrote an… Continue reading

Make Your Bully Story into a Short Film

As this website is titled “Bullying Stories” and shares people’s personal stories, I wanted to share an opportunity you have to have an A-list Actress direct a short story based on your bullying story. You can submit a story to them at their website at http://glamourreelmoments.com. They are looking for… Continue reading

Study Looks at Bully-Proofing Recess Playgrounds

There was an interesting study done on how to bully-proof a school playground that I found at the education.com website. I pulled some highlights from the study findings referenced in the article that I am sharing here. In the article, it discusses techniques for setting up school playgrounds to create… Continue reading

Video of Boy Who Fights Back Against Bully

There’s a new viral video making the rounds, along with a media blitz about Casey Heynes, the boy caught on tape fighting back against his bully. This story is out of Australia and has gotten international attention. The video shows how Casey snapped when being taunted and punched and picks… Continue reading

New Study Shows Long-Term Effects of Bullying Tied to Empathy

A new study just released by the Kellogg School of Management, shows that victims of bullying often do not get the support, intervention or advocacy they need due directly to the fact that people fail to understand the long-term consequences of social trauma. The article refers to this issue as an “empathy… Continue reading

Bullied Brain Damage

The Boston Globe wrote an excellent article on the research being done to show that the human brain can be damaged during one’s youth if they have to deal with being bullied. This research shows that there is a physical effect to being bullied, closely resembling findings shown in research… Continue reading

Bullying Prevention Survey

Jason Schwarz at The Bullying Prevention Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing incidence of bullying, is compiling a list of best practices for the treatment of bullying for inclusion in a free, online handbook for professionals working with children to reduce aggressive and bullying behavior. The Bullying Prevention Project… Continue reading

Using Empathy to Avoid Creating a Bully

TIME magazine wrote an article called “How Not to Raise a Bully: The Early Roots of Empathy” that I wanted to share here. The article discusses techniques parents can use to help teach empathy to children at an early age. This is a subject I have talked about many times… Continue reading

Bullying and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Part 1)

In my continued goal to try to explain and help recovery of the long-term effects from bullying, I have been bypassing an important item that I even have some experience working with: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We have heard much about PTSD in the news, mainly focused on soldiers… Continue reading