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
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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

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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 Steph S. on March 2, 2015 at 4:59pm

"Bullying is never fun, it's a cruel and terrible thing to do to someone. If you are being bullied, it is not your fault. No one deserves to be bullied, ever."

Raini Rodriguez

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 Steph S. on November 24, 2013 at 6:40pm

That is why I am here in this group Daniel - it is to help others with what I had to go through. I love to help other people and I am just doing a small part to help others. I am glad you are here Daniel and wish you the best in your job.

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 Daniel W on November 24, 2013 at 5:41pm

It's been interesting.  I to help others when I can.  One of the perpetrators - one of the main ones - for harrassing me out of my job 3 years ago is wanting to transfer to where I work now.  We'll see what happens.  I'm working on an exit strategy, in advance. 

The article about childhood bullying - I guess it can set up a person for lifelong susceptibility, even if we think we are beyond it. 

I'm thinking what is important is to think of how to feel whole.  How to create a reasonably safe setting.  How to not fall back into patterns of vulnerability....

And of course, how to create a better world for others, those who are here now and those who are just starting out, and those to come.

Comment by Steph S. on November 19, 2013 at 8:42pm

How is everyone? Just making sure this important group stays current. I will post some discussions soon. I am researching some topics now.

Comment by Steph S. on February 18, 2013 at 6:03pm

Dallas I love that picture you posted. Just adore it.

 

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