Four women who had previously been bullying victims in high school share how they turned the tables on bullying. Each woman empowered herself by taking on the bullying epidemic with positive resources and resolutions for other bullying victims.
First Minister of Scotland Nikola Sturgeon was a victim of school bullying. She has firsthand knowledge that bottling up emotions and not sharing one's feelings can have long term mental affects. Sturgeon has implored her government to maintain a solid system to aid those struggling with mental health.
After reaching epic levels of harassment cases at UK universities, the student union of Dundee University implemented a strategy to remind their students about the necessity in maintaining the university's Zero Tolerance policy with respect to sexual harassment and bullying. Those students who exemplified vast knowledge on the university rules were given a cactus as [...]
Following in the footsteps of the UK, Ireland will recognize psychological abuse as a crime, thus giving legal recourse to victims of controlling or coercive behavior.
Communicating openly, setting up social media boundaries and helping build our daughters' self esteem can help prevent their becoming a "mean girl." Read More
Cyberbullying and humiliation can be life destroying for teens who don't know how to get out of a devastating cyber-situation. An adult survivor of such destruction has written a book "Shame Nation" for parents and teens which will shed light and open a dialogue on the topic.
Incarcerating juveniles for non-violent crimes is counter productive in almost every way. Most young people who are jailed for "status offenses" need interventions from schools and psychologists rather than go to detention facilities where they leave in worse emotional and mental states than when they entered.
Adults who went undercover at a high school found 7 things people don’t realize about life for teenagers today
When 7 adults go undercover posing as high school students, they discover the magnitude of how disruptive and disturbing the effects are of a 24/7 social media world. From not being able to focus in class and depression to sexting and cyberbullying, connecting has never been so isolating.
In the United States, 1/3 of minors' deaths are caused by firearm injuries, most of these occurring at home. In order to minimize these numbers, parents should practice the following mantra for maintaining gun safety: teach, talk and lock 'em up.