Bullying

I created this blog because I am creating an Awareness Raising Project for my HLTH 408-General School Safety class.  Hopefully by using this blog, I can get people to share their own stories on bullying and opinions on the matter and bring people together to stop bullying. I have experience bullying myself and I know how hard and painful it can be. I want to do whatever I can to help stop the spread of bullying.

Bullying

You don’t have to be mean to be cool.

Wild Souls

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I’m sure you’ve all seen the movies where the most popular girls in school are also, coincidentally, always the meanest. It’s almost as though the media wants to attribute being popular to being mean, maybe because its more exciting when an ice queen rules the school rather than your typical nice girl, who knows. However, it’s instilling this idea, this mentality, that in order to be well-known, a person must show at least some degree of coldness.

Always be kinder than you feel.

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You don’t have to be mean to be cool.

E! News’ Terrence J Donates to Alma Mater | RHOA’s Claudia Jordan Gives Anti-bullying Speech

If You Blinked

This frat's stepping was so slammin' Terrence J pulled out 100 Gs. How is that for gratitude?  Image Source: iamterrencej Instagram This frat’s stepping was so slammin’ Terrence J pulled out 100 Gs. How is that for gratitude?
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E! News must be doing Terrence J good. The sometimes actor/model turned E! News host plopped down $100 Gs to his alma mater–North Carolina A&T State University.

In exchange, the Journalism and Mass Communication dept. declared April 24th will forever be ‘Terrence J Day’ on the Greensboro, North Carolina campus. Cool. Wonder if that includes a master key…

Not sure, but it definitely warranted some encouraging words from the guest of honor for the soon-to-be graduating class: “don’t follow your dreams, chase them.”

On Terrence’s Instagram page, he shared the $100,000 endowment check was payback for the school taking a chance on him when no one else did. In four years, he graduated with a 3.6 GPA, became student body president and Omega Psi Phi fraternity member.

This is…

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E! News’ Terrence J Donates to Alma Mater | RHOA’s Claudia Jordan Gives Anti-bullying Speech

Bullying May Be Worse For Mental Health Than Child Abuse

NOT IN MY WORLD!!!!

Children who are bullied by their peers may be more likely to suffer mental health problems later in life than kids who are abused by adults, a study suggests.

Previous research has linked physical, emotional and sexual abuse during childhood to psychological difficulties later in life. Bullying too can have severe, long-lasting psychological and physical effects.

For the new study, researchers looked for associations between maltreatment, being bullied, and long-term mental health problems.

In particular, they say, they wanted to know whether mental health problems in kids exposed to those kinds of experiences are due to both maltreatment and bullying or whether bullying has a unique effect.

“We found, somewhat surprisingly, that those who were bullied and maltreated were not at higher risk than those just bullied,” senior study author Dieter Wolke, a psychology professor at the University of Warwick in the UK, said by email.

The data came from…

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Bullying May Be Worse For Mental Health Than Child Abuse

Bullying and intimidation

Thomas Hewitt

Bullying is a delicate issue that some of us are terrified to confess that we have experienced at some phase in our lives. Why? To me, it is a subject that can conjure up so many queries about life that need resolving which can, ultimately, benefit us all in the long term. Without meaning to sound disrespectful, I would consider that the vast majority of us at some stage in our livelihoods have been tormented for reasons that we cannot seem to apprehend.

People have their own motivations for bullying others. These can vary through a range of intentions; the need for power, individual confidence enhancement, or conceivably, they may feel the need to intimidate another individuals for the sheer thrill of amusement. Regardless of the reasons for undertaking these immoral deeds, harassment of all categories is intolerable, and we as a society need to immediately address this topic and…

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Bullying and intimidation