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

Healthy U: Episode 82 – Bullying and School Shootings

Crossing the Line

Host Alan Eisenberg goes solo on this special episode of Healthy U to discuss the correlation between bullying and school shootings. As a survivor of youth bullying, Alan shares how he sees the way that a bullying victim might get to the point of bringing a weapon to school. Studies… Continue reading

Healthy U: Episode 80 – Anti-Bullying Conversation with Madeleine Gasperi

Madeleine Gasperi

Anti-bullying author and activist Madeline Gasperi shares her thoughts and stories with host, Alan Eisenberg. Madeleine Gasperi, is an author, speaker, anti-bullying activist, and kindness enthusiast. LINKS Books: Amazon.com Listen on iTunes | Listen on TuneIn | Listen on Blubrry | Listen on Stitcher Radio | Watch on YouTube Please follow and like… Continue reading

Healthy U: Episode 62 – The High Cost of Bullying Others with Kirk Smalley

Kirk Smalley

Host, Alan Eisenberg, talks with Stand for the Silent co-founder, Kirk Smalley about the high cost of bullying others and what he has learned talking to kids about bullying through his program. Alan and Kirk also discuss the need for empathy in our society and how shows like “13 Reasons Why” need… 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

Healthy U: Episode 43 – Mr. I’m Possible Keith L. Brown Shares His Positive Advice to Tackle Bullying

Keith L. Brown

Keith L. Brown, “Mr. I’m Possible” joins host Alan Eisenberg for a motivating and energetic conversation about transforming the lives of troubled youth. Keith L. Brown motivates and transforms the lives of parents, educators and students across the nation. Igniting a fire in our communities never seen before, he’s the… 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

Bullying Incident #23: The Frat Rat (1987)

“You know you make me want to SHOUT, Kick my heels up and SHOUT, Throw my hands up and SHOUT, Throw my head back and SHOUT” (Lyrics  to “SHOUT” by Otis Day and The Knights) While I have told the worst of my bullying stories through other posts and the… Continue reading

New Study Ties Obesity to Bullying

A new study by Julie Lumeng, M.D., a professor of pediatrics at the University of Michigan shows a correlation between children in 3rd – 6th grade who are obese and the likelihood that they will be bullied. The study shows that these children classified as obese are 65% more likely… Continue reading

April 14th is Pink Shirt Day!

Hopefully, if you’ve been to this site before you read one of my favorite bullying solution stories, The Pink Shirt Gang story. It’s a great positive message true story of a solution some bystander boys came up with to deal with the bullying of a boy who wore a pink… Continue reading

Criminal Arraignment Begins Today for 3 Accused Bullies

Today begins what should be a precedent setting trial in the case of the bullying death of Phoebe Prince. The 3 bullies who are accused of tormenting Phoebe Prince to the point of her taking her own life will be formally charged as adults with felony crimes in her death.… Continue reading

Bullying Is Exaggerated?

Right now I’m somewhat speachless about this article I found coming out of “The Observer” in the UK. It speaks for itself. The level of playground bullying is being exaggerated and children must learn to cope with name-calling and teasing to help them develop resilience, a childhood expert says. In… Continue reading