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  • How Should Parents Help Their Bullied Children?


    September 13, 2016

    Bullying is one of the top concerns that parents have about their children’s safety and well-being—and it can make life a misery. A study carried out by the National Centre for Social Research found that 47 percent of children reported being bullied at age 14 and that it is a particular problem for disadvantaged and minority groups.

  • Why Punishment Won’t Stop a Bully

    Education Week

    September 6, 2016

    Bullying at school has attracted an enormous amount of attention, spurring academic studies and popular books, regulations, and training sessions for educators. By now its status as a serious problem is widely acknowledged, as it should be. However, punitive practices can be counterproductive.

  • Could gay-straight alliances reduce school bullying?

    SF Gate

    August 25, 2016

    One in five students still reports being bullied at school. Even though all students are at risk, bullying does not target or affect all students equally: Some students are not only more likely to be bullied, but are also more likely to be negatively impacted by it. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students are approximately 91 percent more likely to be bullied than their heterosexual peers.

  • Trauma from Childhood Bullying May Persist into College

    Psych Central

    September 2, 2016

    New research finds that college students report the psychological impact of childhood bullying is on the same level as severe physical or sexual abuse.

  • A middle schooler was lonely at lunch, so an FSU WR came to the rescue


    August 31, 2016

    Bo Paske is a student with autism at Montford Middle School in Tallahassee, Florida. He was sitting alone at lunch, and Florida State wide receiver Travis Rudolph took notice and decided to help.

  • One woman’s mission to prove acts of kindness can make a positive …

    Australian Broadcasting Corp.

    August 31, 2016

    Ms. Cook created the Yours Kindly Facebook page in January. It is where she documents her daily “planned acts of kindness” and encourages others to follow her lead. She now has close to 2,000 “kindness warriors” who are hell-bent on creating happiness in strangers’ lives.

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