A call to action: Ban bullying

ban bullyingThere has been nationwide coverage of the tragic event involving the death of the South Hadley, Mass. teen, Phoebe Prince. This is not the first incidence of a youth’s suicide being linked to bullying.

Thrive previously covered Massachusetts lawmakers attempts to pass anti-bullying legislation. Within the last couple of weeks, due to the recent event, this legislation has taken on new urgency.

We’ve heard a lot from adults on this issue, but what about the teens? Youth adviser, Erica Cueves, from Children’s Center for Young Women’s Health, wrote a piece on their blog about the death of Phoebe Prince, how bullying affects all teens (even those not directly bullied) and what should be done to stop it.

This is a serious issue that deserves our attention. We’d like to hear from you about any experiences your child has concerning bullying and what you think should be done to stop it.

Anti-bullying resources can be found on the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center’s website.

Read this Live Science article about studies that reveal why kids get bullied and rejected.

4 thoughts on “A call to action: Ban bullying

  1. Teens may educate themselves about the dangers and consequences of cyberbullying by taking a look at “Teen Cyberbullying Investigated” published in January, 2010 by Free Spirit Publishing in Minneapolis. [www.freespirit.com] This is the first book of its kind – written for teens to read along with their parents, teachers and others. It presents real cases of kids in trouble over their online and cell phone misbehaviors.

    Thanks for looking. Regards,

    Judge Tom Jacobs

  2. Teens may educate themselves about the dangers and consequences of cyberbullying by taking a look at “Teen Cyberbullying Investigated” published in January, 2010 by Free Spirit Publishing in Minneapolis. [www.freespirit.com] This is the first book of its kind – written for teens to read along with their parents, teachers and others. It presents real cases of kids in trouble over their online and cell phone misbehaviors.
    Thanks for looking. Regards,
    Judge Tom Jacobs

  3. There is a solution. A unique program delivered by a remarkable individual successfully addressing issues of bullying (ALL forms), anger, hate, violence and prejudice in schools and communities around the world.
    In the UK – the Police Force are turning to this man to eliminate bullying and violence . He has just met with the UK Government and will next month be visiting the White House.
    Please watch the following short videos. The results are remarkable:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXwgJDmHd3c&feature=related – General Promo.

    http://www.teachers.tv/video/3477 – High school program

    http://www.teachers.tv/video/23459 – Elementary school program

    http://www.teachers.tv/video/34084 – Parent program

    http://www.thescaryguy.com

  4. There is a solution. A unique program delivered by a remarkable individual successfully addressing issues of bullying (ALL forms), anger, hate, violence and prejudice in schools and communities around the world.
    In the UK – the Police Force are turning to this man to eliminate bullying and violence . He has just met with the UK Government and will next month be visiting the White House.
    Please watch the following short videos. The results are remarkable:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXwgJDmHd3c&feat… – General Promo.

    http://www.teachers.tv/video/3477 – High school program

    http://www.teachers.tv/video/23459 – Elementary school program

    http://www.teachers.tv/video/34084 – Parent program

    http://www.thescaryguy.com

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