Beating up Bullying : Part Three : Recognizing Signs of Bullying

Recognising bullying

Bullying and its lasting effects are becoming a prevalent issue in communities all across America. The sobering reality is that more than 150,000 students skip school each day to avoid being harassed, attacked or intimidated by other students (, 2012). A growing concern is the rising number of instances of bullying going unreported. Statistics show…

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Beating up Bullying : Part Two : The Impact of Bullying

It has been proven that bullying has long-term negative effects on the health and behavior of children (Pearce & Thompson, 2006). Bullying has a lasting impact on physical and emotional health, social interaction and the academic success of those who are bullied. The physical health of bullied children can be seriously affected. Unfortunately, victims of…

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Beating up Bullying : Part One

Mean Girls, The Karate Kid (1,2, and 3), Heathers, Revenge of the Nerds, Chicken Little, I could go on and on with a list of these timeless classics. No self-respecting movie collection is complete without these iconic films. “Milk money, double or nothing, dweeb!” was a typical line from the stereotypical jock. The villain of…

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Navigating the Sea of Violence

Navigating the Sea of Violence Over the last several weeks, guns and the frequency of gun violence have been at the front of our national political discourse. This is largely a result of the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 teenagers lost their lives in just over…

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