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Bullying in Our Schools, Part III: Cyberbullying

June 15th, 2018

For school-age children, the playground isn’t just a physical space with swings and a slide. It’s also the world of texts and technology, built up with likes, tweets, images, and the latest lens on Snapchat. And just like on a physical playground, the interactions don’t always stay positive. What is cyberbullying? Bullying is harassment by […]

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Bullying in Our Schools, Part II – The Bullied

May 10th, 2018

It’s estimated that between 20% and 30% of school-age youth are directly involved in or affected by bullying. That’s as many as one out of every three children! As mentioned in our earlier post, Bullying Part I: The Bully, bullying is multifaceted. It doesn’t occur in a vacuum and it’s not black and white. School […]

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Bullying in Our Schools, Part I – The Bully

May 2nd, 2018

In 2015, one in five American high-school students reported that they had been bullied on school property in the previous year. According to ABC News, as many as 30% of children either bully or experience bullying. It’s easy to get swept up in a simplified narrative of school-age aggression. It’s easy to believe that there […]

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Protecting LGBTQ Youth from Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

March 9th, 2018

Did you know that the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community is three times more likely to be affected by mental health conditions, including depression and generalized anxiety disorder? Why? There are several reasons why LGBTQ youth are at a greater risk. First, mental health disorders in the LGBTQ community often develop […]

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Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Being Drug-Free: What Works?

October 23rd, 2017

October 23-31 marks Red Ribbon Week. Across the nation, schools will participate the Red Ribbon campaign, which serves to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. The National Red Ribbon Week theme this year is: Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free™. Did you know that studies show that parents who talk […]

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

October 12th, 2017

STOMP Out Bullying™ is the national organization responsible for National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal of the annual campaign is to “encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyber-bullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages.” It’s important to bring awareness to bullying for many […]

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