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: 46
Latest Activity: Jul 28

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 Steph S. on December 13, 2011 at 10:52am

Yeah me too Loren -- I have a list too.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 13, 2011 at 10:49am

[Loren breaks out a bit of Gilbert & Sullivan and dusts off a rusty 2nd Tenor voice]:

I have a little list.
They never will be missed!

Comment by Steph S. on December 13, 2011 at 10:14am
Hugs for everyone! We all understand how hard it is to discuss these matters. Brings up bad memories.
Comment by Susan Stanko on December 13, 2011 at 7:20am

*Hugs*  Anybody we should kill? :)

Comment by Steph S. on December 12, 2011 at 10:55pm
Ok - take care my friend!
Comment by Daniel W on December 12, 2011 at 10:37pm

True. I didn't think I would react like that. We'll see.

Comment by Steph S. on December 12, 2011 at 10:37pm
But if you need to leave Sentient - we understand. It's good not to dwell on negative events.
Comment by Steph S. on December 12, 2011 at 10:36pm
Sorry to hear that Sentient. Sometimes it's good for people to talk about it or just show support for others who went through the same ordeal. Or those who may be still dealing with bullies.
Comment by Daniel W on December 12, 2011 at 10:30pm

I hate to say this, but I don't know if I can follow this group.  I think there is some PTSD there.  Didn't think so until lately....living well is the best revenge...But concentrating on this topic might not be good for me....it might be more raw than I thought....Damn those people....

Comment by Susan Stanko on December 11, 2011 at 12:19pm

James, that was beautiful!  I have added it to my Facebook feed.

 

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