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The Power of Bystanders in Bullying Prevention

By Trevor Romain, author of Bullying Is a Pain in the Brain I was doing an assembly at an elementary school recently and asked the kids if they thought it was okay for anyone to kick or hurt a dog … Continue reading

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Newsworthy Stands Against Bullying

October may be National Bullying Prevention Month, but September’s news was full of wonderful stories about kids working to curtail bullying and help manage the negative effect it has on their peers. All over the United States, and in many … Continue reading

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Get Involved! Bullying Is Everyone’s Business

by Erin Frankel, Free Spirit author of the Weird series I recently overheard a conversation at a local playground. A mother asked another mother how her daughter was doing at school. Apparently, the daughter was being bullied by a group … Continue reading

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Nice Tweets! Cyber Compliments Abound

Recently Kevin Curwick, a high school student in Osseo, Minnesota, got a lot of press attention. Tired of seeing cyberbullying and negative comments online, he started a Twitter account just for sending positive vibes to friends and acquaintances. @OsseoNiceThings took … Continue reading

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Giving Bystanders Permission to Act

When you drop a pebble in the water, ripples spread out around it. They expand to the ends of the pool unless obstacles deflect them—or other ripples intersect with them. Similarly, the effects of bullying ripple through a classroom. Kids … Continue reading

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