Tag Archives: Bullying

Amanda Todd


Amanda would have wanted everyone to know how much she hurt emotionally and how the same thing also hurt thousands of other children and youth each day. Amanda couldn’t stop what was happening to her and it was her dream to make it right for others. She thought it would help to tell her story for others to hear. Continue reading

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Bullied children five times more likely to suffer psychotic episodes


More from the work of Dieter Wolke and his team who research the effects of  bullying. They found that… children who are bullied in younger years are almost five times more likely to have difficult time with  experiences like hearing voices … Continue reading

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Le Monde en face : Harcèlement à l’école


Bullying Sucks – if we know it’s not acceptable in an adult world how come we accept it as the norm in schools?
Research shows that having been bullied is a predictor of the kind of experience and struggle that gets labelled and diagnosed as “mental illness”. Continue reading

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the bullying experiment – fouseyTUBE


fouseyTUBE‘s bullying experiment… Q. how do people respond when they witness one person  bullying another? “So I feel like the big issue with today’s generation is bullying: why does bullying continue and why doesn’t anybody put a stop to it? … Continue reading

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when peers mess you up – Dieter Wolke


Dieter Wolke and his team research  bullying in all its forms and its impact on our soul and how we turn out in later life. He’s also working on his stand-up routine and has some good jokes – and, since … Continue reading

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bullying sucks – day of pink – 10 April 2013


Pinktastic pinkathon! Get cher pink on and make a stand against bullying – today and everyday. Rick Mercer wants you to join him in wearing pink today 10 April 2013 . . . . . . Rick Mercer wants you … Continue reading

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Physical Punishment and Mental Disorders


Article from Pediatrics – the official journal of the American Academy of Paediatricians on the link between harsh punishment of children and “mental disorders”. “…harsh physical punishment independent of child maltreatment is related to mental disorders” Adds more to the evidence … Continue reading

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I was bullied in school while my classmates and teachers watched in silence


Reporter Carly Weeks wrote this personal piece in response to  the tragic story of Amanda Todd who ended her own life after enduring years of being bullied at school and online. In it Carly talks of her own experience of … Continue reading

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I had voices in my head but bullies didn’t try to understand


Great Feature article from The Scottish SUN telling the story of Gemma Pattison who began to hear voices as a teen and found that those around her used it to bully and taunt her – making the experience even more … Continue reading

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