Posts tagged stopping bullying
Check out the Stop Bullying: Speak Up Campaign. Great to see organizations staying true to their committment to prevent and stop bullying, even after the red camera light stops flashing. Way to go, CNN and Anderson Cooper!
Read below for bestselling author Rachel Simmons’ (Odd Girl Out, Odd Girl Speaks Out, The Curse of the Good Girl) perspective and very helpful suggestions for talking to young girls about the “breathtakingly cruel” website Formspring:
Having just read the post below, I am still speechless…which is fine because this Mama said it all so well:
I adore her apt description: Formspring is the present-day version of the bathroom stall on steroids, enabling the cruelest form of bullying with the greatest of ease.
Are you aware of the website Formspring? As the mother of 8 and 5-year old girls, I was not…yet…but am so glad to know about it early so that I can do a little early intervention and hopefully prevention.
You know, it’s crazy–I feel like me, and so many other parents and professionals out there, are putting their hearts and souls into helping girls cope with bullying–then a site like this comes along and makes money hand over first with no purpose or objective other than to wreck young girls. Where is the conscience?
This is a helpful list of articles and resources to help adults know how to respond effectively to bullying:
For all of you children of the 1970’s like me who spent hours and hours of your childhood listening to Marlo Thomas’ Free to Be album, check out this amazing article:
“Every boy in this land grows to be his own man,
In this land, every girl grows to be her own woman.”
One of the greatest things about social media is that once I indicate an interest in a subject, I can almost instantly find myself surrounded by so many other like-minded people who bring to my attention the most interesting stories, articles, and books. Yesterday, a former co-worker shared with me the Dear Bully website and Facebook group. Dear Bully: 70 Authors (more…)
Check out this great article from author and national speaker Jodee Blanco: