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

Changing the Bad into Good

Three years ago, I fell into a depression. This should not have surprised me, as I started a website called “The Long-term Effects of Bullying”. Unfortunately, I knew that what I wrote was true, but thought that I had been recovered. But it wasn’t so. As anxiety and then depression… Continue reading

What Is “A Ladder In The Dark”?

I am happy to announce that, after eight years of blogging about the long-term effects of bullying, doing countless speeches to groups on the subject, and fighting for the issue to be recognized, that I am adding author to the mix of learning. Ironically a new study in England shows… Continue reading

Bully Incident: – The Sewer (1974)

This is the second in my repeats of stories past as I have been writing my novel. I think many kids feared sewers, particularly after Stephen King released “IT”, certainly a book that tied to the fear of sewers. Since writing this story many years ago, I realize that things… Continue reading

What Is Cyberbullying Infographic

Sarah Bends shared a wonderful infographic about Cyberbullying with me to share with you. For those that have been following the infographic movement, it is such a great and creative way for communication artists to share information in a graphical setting. I hope you enjoy Sarah’s great infographic as much… Continue reading

Using Fiction for Bully-Prevention Programs

Susan Coryell has been a good friend of my website and efforts for many years now. She had, a few years ago, written a wonderful novel on bullying called Eaglebait. Recently, Susan contacted me again and asked if she could share a blog on this site. I am honored to have… Continue reading

High School Girl Suspended Over Anti-Bullying Project

Sometimes when you think you’ve heard it all, another story comes out that seems to contradict what many are trying to do by creating anti-bullying messages. The below video is the story of a high school girl suspended for creating an anti-bullying project. It seems to me that the school… Continue reading

After The Death (Aharei Mot)

I was honored to be asked to deliver a sermon (really a speech) with a theme of bullying during services at my place of worship recently. I thought I would share the speech that I gave with you. It’s a bit lengthy, but I thought the subject matter appropriate to… Continue reading

Choosing Sides (A Personal Story)

Taylor shared this very personal story of her time being bullied. It shows the pain that comes when people you trust break that through their actions. Imagine that it happens to you all the time. How would you be as you grow up? Will you trust anyone around you? How… Continue reading

Bully Documentary In Theaters March 30th

A new documentary movie called “Bully” is being released. The movie is set to premiere on March 30th in theaters around the country. This powerful film takes an in-depth look at the bullying crisis taking place in this country. This movie looks to be a no holds barred view of… Continue reading

Bully Documentary In Theaters March 30th

A new documentary movie called “Bully” is being released. The movie is set to premiere on March 30th in theaters around the country. This powerful film takes an in-depth look at the bullying crisis taking place in this country. This movie looks to be a no holds barred view of… Continue reading

How Schools Can Deal with Bullying

Onlinecollegecourses.com has published a list of “20 innovative ways that school are combating bullying”. The list is quite interesting and has some good information. The list includes concepts such as: Incorporating babies into the classroom Comic Books with bullying issues in them Films about bullying Have students teach each other… 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

USA Today’s Bullying Article Is Brutally Honest

Bruce Kugler, a contributing writer for USA Today wrote a very strong article on bullying titled “Bullying in USA: Are we defenseless?” In this straightforward article, Mr. Kugler brings up the latest victims of the bullying issue and asks the question to us all in his article title. What’s the… Continue reading

Bullying and Passive Agressiveness

I came across an interesting article about the idea of eliminating passive aggressive behavior published in August 2011 on the Livestrong.com site and authored by Jake Lawson. The article sparked for me many issues that I believe people who deal with the long-term effects of bullying have to face. One of the… Continue reading

Bullying and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Part 4)

I found a new article on bullying and PTSD written by Jaime Castillo, a counselor from New York. Mr. Castillo had just read the book 19 Minutes by Jodi Picoult and the book also looks at the concept of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a long-term effect of bullying and abuse. Mr.… Continue reading

Child’s Play – A Short Film

Matt Firpo, a senior at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts is creating an interesting film for his thesis project and sent me information to share with you. Matt decided to make a film titled “Child’s Play” , a coming-of-age tale about bullies, revenge, and growing up in… Continue reading

Eaglebait and the True Definition of the Word Bully

I am once again lucky to be able to present an article from another author of a book about the damage bullying can do. Susan Coryell is the author of Eaglebait and a retired teacher from my end of the country, Virginia. She contacted me after she found this site… Continue reading

Have You Talked To Your Child About Bullying Lately?

I am happy to have Kathryn Rinaldi offer to guest blog on the Bullying Stories website. The subject of why kids bully other kids is one touched on a lot here and Kathryn shares some insights in her article below. I thank Kathryn for sharing here. ~Alan Eisenberg With the… Continue reading

Bullying It Stops Here

Anderson Cooper, a reporter who has been an active Anti-Bullying supporter, had a special on CNN last week called “Bullying It Stops Here”. During this hour long program, Anderson actively and emotionally talked about the issue of Bullying. Below is the entire program in segments for you to watch. It’s… 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

Lady Gaga says “Bullying Is For Losers”

You may or may not like Lady Gaga, but you can’t deny that she is currently one of the most watched and influential artists to our younger generation today. This weekend, Lady Gaga dedicated here song, Hair, to Jeremy Rodemeyer, the young man who killed himself after being bullied relentlessly.… Continue reading

Mustache Man Anti-Bullying Video

The “YouTube” guy known as Mustache Man has put together a large-scale production anti-bullying video called “The Epic I CARE Mustache Man Anti-Bullying and Suicide Prevention Video”. Production values are high and he has found a way to bring the message to an audience in an entertaining and informative way.… Continue reading

For One Boy, It Didn’t Get Better

The other day I was invited to speak to a college class that was completing their master program on Conflict Resolution. I was honored to be able to speak to them on the issue of bullying as they are studying to become people who can and I hope will make… Continue reading

All it took was an apology, and the healing began…….

I had to share this story from another blogger that shares their personal experience with bullying and how a small gesture can make all the difference. All it took was an apology, and the healing began…….. Thank you AM for sharing. Please follow and like us: Continue reading

New Jersey Enacts the Toughest Bullying Law in the Nation

On September 1st, New Jersey began a new law that is called the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights. As has been discussed on this website several times, laws were on the way because of the media attention that has been shined on the bullying issue in the last few years. While… Continue reading

MTV Documentary Looking for Your Bully Story

Have you been the victim of bullying or are you currently being bullied? Do you have an inspirational story that’s seen you overcome your abuse? Would you like the chance to share your experiences? MTV and Firecracker Films are making a powerful and groundbreaking film that explores the universal stories… Continue reading

School Photographer Takes A Stand Against Cyberbullies

I found a great and inspirational story on Yahoo News this morning that I wanted to share here. A school photographer in Pennsylvania is receiving kudos for deciding not to take the school pictures of four girls who were the creators of a Facebook page devoted to cyberbullying. The photographer,… 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

Digital Discourse and Online Civility

Iowa Public Radio aired an hour long show discussing Digital Discourse and Online Civility.  On the show as guests were  Andrea Weckerle, the Founder and President of CiviliNation.org and Warren Blumfeld of Iowa State University. The show contains excellent discussion about past issues and the future issues facing our active digital nation on the… 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

Bully Block: A Great New App for your Smartphone

I personally love new technology and the power that it brings to us. While many worry about the cyberbullying aspect of these technologies, I have faith that more good people will develop ways to help us in life instead of hurt us. Sedgrid Lewis, CEO of Spy Parent is one of the… Continue reading