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

The Long Term Effects of Bullying

Started by Steph S. Mar 2, 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

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Comment by Loren Miller on May 12, 2012 at 5:52am

Hmph!  The most exotic thing we ever read in high school was O. E. Rolvaag's 
Giants in the Earth, my junior year.  I didn't pick up
Catcher until college!

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 11, 2012 at 1:52pm

Yeah, just remember that. A little respect for your elders. Ha ha ha!

Comment by Susan Stanko on May 11, 2012 at 1:50pm

Never read either one.  I feel like such a youngun with you guys posting graduation dates.  Mine was 1990

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 11, 2012 at 1:14pm

Class of 1973. Never had either in school. Had to read Donne later in life. Still haven't read Ibsen, But I will have to now. Thanks, Joan. I appreciate it. Never to late, until that shovel is throwing the dirt over me.

Comment by Loren Miller on May 11, 2012 at 12:59pm

Wow, I guess things were going downhill even back in my day (high school class of 1968).  I NEVER read Ibsen! [chuckle!]

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 11, 2012 at 12:46pm

Susan, probably all high school students of my generation (high school class of 1954), had to read John Donne. That and Henrik Ibsen, "An enemy of the people" and "The Doll House". Those stories have stayed with me all these 58 years years later.

Comment by Susan Stanko on May 11, 2012 at 9:09am

I recognized the quote, just not the name.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 11, 2012 at 1:49am

Loren, I suspect the ones who don't recognize Donne are a generation younger than we. Perhaps?

Comment by Loren Miller on May 10, 2012 at 4:31pm

Oh, COME ON, guys!  "No man is an island, entire of himself..."  Aaaah, what the heck, here's the whole thing:

No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind.  And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
-- John Donne

Comment by Steph S. on May 10, 2012 at 3:39pm
Such intelligent comments. Jonathan, Loren and Sentient I agree with you. It's easy to see who the hateful ones are yes. Loren you are correct in assuming they don't know Donne. Sentient most people do show apathy toward bullying. It doesn't affect them so they aren't concerned.
 

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