It Gets Better: Atheists for a Bully-free World


It Gets Better: Atheists for a Bully-free World

Atheists for a Bully-free World

Location: USA
Members: 49
Latest Activity: Jun 12

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. 




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


It Gets Better Project
It Gets Better Project - Official YouTube Channel
The Trevor Project
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

Bully Barr

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 12. 2 Replies

tRump Accelerates School Bullying

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Cane Kostovski Apr 2, 2018. 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

Comment Wall


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Comment by Joan Denoo on May 10, 2012 at 2:14pm

Jonathan, you wrote, "Too often churches are just another place to bring the like-minded hateful together."


Comment by Loren Miller on May 10, 2012 at 1:19pm

You know your god is man-made when he hates all the same people you do.
-- from Usenet

Comment by Loren Miller on May 9, 2012 at 5:27am

I suppose it depends on where you're listening.  I am fairly certain that this story was covered in the major media, by CBS and (I think) NBC news, because I saw at least one if not both of them deliver stories on it during their evening news broadcasts.  I have also seen it on

So here's a poser for you: is the lack of outrage coming from the fact that the Afro-American community is notoriously homophobic?

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 8, 2012 at 9:50pm

I don't own a TV and don't read or listen to commercial news so I am really out of touch with the usual news threads. I find sites this one gives me more information, I appreciate you posting the articles about gays, Sentient. I just feel so enraged that this stuff goes on. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 8, 2012 at 9:39pm

"Witnesses in the Champion case have told his parents he might have been targeted because he opposed the culture of hazing they say has long existed in the band. It has also been suggested to them that he was targeted because Champion was gay and a candidate for chief drum major.

Why? Whatever possessed them to kill this man, why? Is there no sense of morals or ethics in those killers? What is their value base? Who do they turn to for guidance? What entitles them to be judge, jury and executioner? Is there so much hate out there that these killings will continue. Who are the hate mongers? What are they saying, writing, broadcasting? Is our country better for their hate mongering?

Who is accountable in perpetrating these crimes against fellow human beings? 

Comment by Loren Miller on May 4, 2012 at 6:12pm

Check me on this, but I'd swear that civil rights violations carry severer penalties than the relative slap on the wrist being proposed in the case of the Florida A&M drum-major's case.

Comment by Susan Stanko on May 4, 2012 at 8:11am

NobodyCHOOSES to smash into cars.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 27, 2012 at 9:02pm

Dallas Gaytheist on Tuesday you wrote,

"Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. — Elie Wiesel"


Loren, I just read your comment and I agree! So ....

Comment by Loren Miller on April 25, 2012 at 8:06am

Let's state the obvious in boldface


And there have been and are an uncounted number of others who, consciously or not, have followed that example.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 21, 2012 at 9:11pm

Regarding the death of Coltyn Mayrand, though I know next to NOTHING about it, let me say this:

Never, never, NEVER underestimate the effect of stress on ANY situation or person.  Stress rarely makes situations better and frequently makes them much worse, particularly where the one being stressed is compromised by other stressors at the same time.  And make no mistake: bullying is a stress source.

That's all I got.


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