It Gets Better: Atheists for a Bully-free World

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It Gets Better: Atheists for a Bully-free World

Atheists for a Bully-free World

Location: USA
Members: 49
Latest Activity: Apr 2

Welcome to It Gets Better

Bullying and teen suicide are nothing new, but in recent years we have become increasingly aware of the damage bullying does ― to both children and adults alike ― with what seems to be a sudden spike in teen suicides related to being bulled.

 

The death of a child, particularly at his or her own hands, is never acceptable. It is a blight on human society that schools do not do more to prevent this, that parents can raise their children to be mean and spiteful to others, and that bullied kids don't have a support system on which they can rely when they are faced with feelings of despair and isolation.

 

The content of this group will undoubtedly be difficult to deal with. It is painful to see children ostracized from their peers, and made to feel as if they don't matter or don't belong. Of course, bullying is not confined to schools, either. Many adults experience bullying at home or in the workplace as well. All these issues will be explored in this group. 

 

 

 

ONGOING THREADS
In Memoriam: Remembering the Victims of Bullying
Coping with Bullying: Videos, News, and PSAs 

 

EXTERNAL LINKS
StopBullying.gov
It Gets Better Project
It Gets Better Project - Official YouTube Channel
The Trevor Project
Jared Story.com
Bullying Education.org
Bullycide in America
Respect U
The Price of Hate
Kindness Above Malice
School Bullying Council
Parent's Guide to Preventing and Responding to Bullying

Discussion Forum

tRump Accelerates School Bullying

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Cane Kostovski Apr 2. 7 Replies

Bullied adolescents do better with exercise

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 18, 2015. 0 Replies

Different Kinds Of Bullys

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 28, 2015. 0 Replies

From bully to sexual aggressor

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 9, 2014. 0 Replies

How introverts react to extrovert bullying

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by tom sarbeck May 30, 2014. 7 Replies

School Climate can decrease Bullying

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by tom sarbeck May 30, 2014. 1 Reply

Childhood Bullying Can Leave Lifelong Scars

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. Nov 24, 2013. 2 Replies

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Comment by Jennifer Hancock on February 28, 2017 at 12:04pm

Taking a behavioral approach to the problem of bullying - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbswHnl_zB4

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 13, 2015 at 11:42am

Ouch! that is powerful! How does such a little boy learn how to grow and be a mentally and physically healthy, mature adult? Clearly, he has courage and growing insights. Those memories from long ago will probably keep creeping into his awareness, to be brushed aside and other thoughts forced into these places. 

Comment by Loren Miller on March 13, 2015 at 10:47am

I suppose there are any number of places on A|N the following could go, but I settled on here because ... well, because:

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 17, 2013 at 11:03am

Loren, that's how I try to respond, and am usually successful.  Don't give them the negative attention they want.  

Comment by Loren Miller on December 16, 2013 at 2:06pm

Okay, I'll grant you that the following doesn't work in all cases ... but give a look anyway:

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 24, 2013 at 6:31pm

Daniel, I like how you think globally. It isn't just about you, you think of others who experience discomfort with a person such as you describe. That makes your heavy load even heavier. 

Yes, perhaps it is time to focus on building anti-bullying skills and leave the bullies to their own inevitable fates.

Thinking of you and Ning and that splendid dinner you have planned.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 28, 2012 at 11:16am

Social bullying prevalent in children's television:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120928103807.htm?utm_s...

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 14, 2012 at 4:15pm

Right-on Loren.  God is the biggest bully of all.

Comment by Loren Miller on May 13, 2012 at 9:34am

A post someone made on a board I follow made me think: is there a bully out there bigger than god?  "Believe in me or suffer for eternity!!!"  Someone tell me how you get more coercive than that!  If someone wants to go after human bullies, yet tolerates the biggest bully of them all, that person has some explaining to do!

Comment by Susan Stanko on May 12, 2012 at 11:25am

I read Catcher in the Rye in one of my American Novels classes in high school.

 

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