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 10, 2012 at 3:20pm

John Donne's philosophy seems to be lost on these people.  Of course, many of them have never HEARD of John Donne, either.

Big surprise, eh?

Comment by Steph S. on May 10, 2012 at 2:49pm
I agree with Joan ... Jonathan that was such a perfect comment. The churches are full of hateful people.
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."

PERFECTLY STATED!

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 CNN.com.

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 Steph S. on May 8, 2012 at 11:53pm
Sentient I hadn't heard the story about Champion either. It's really sad that this kind of hate is out there. I appreciate you informing us about the news story.
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.

 

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