Texas School Under Fire for Giving Offensive “Awards” to Students

by Brittany Weekley Lance Corporal Anthony Aguirre Junior High School in Houston, Texas has made the news for giving out offensive awards to students. Parents were shocked when their children returned home from school to find that their child had won an award at school, but not just any award. These awards included, “Most likely… Continue reading Texas School Under Fire for Giving Offensive “Awards” to Students

Review: Controversial ’13 Reasons Why’ Sheds Light, Gets People to Listen

by Brittany Weekley If you haven’t already heard, a new Netflix television series called 13 Reasons Why has taken over television and social media. The reason for this? It doesn’t brush over serious subjects that most of us don’t want to talk about. It forces viewers to endure the raw reality of it. The television series… Continue reading Review: Controversial ’13 Reasons Why’ Sheds Light, Gets People to Listen

“Don’t Let This Defeat You,” Says Former Bully Victim Who Shares Her Story

Interview by Brittany Weekley. Barbara Slenski was bullied from elementary school through high school. This is her story. What happened the first time you got bullied? “The first time was when they set me up and said that I punched a girl in the face at school. That was in the first grade.” Do you… Continue reading “Don’t Let This Defeat You,” Says Former Bully Victim Who Shares Her Story

The Link between Animal Abuse and other Forms of Violence

By Traci Raley Links between animal cruelty and human violence have been documented by many researchers.  A number of studies have shown positive correlations between bullying, school violence, and animal abuse.  A study by Verlinden et al. found that approximately 50% of school shooters engaged in some form of animal abuse. Surveys conducted by Henry… Continue reading The Link between Animal Abuse and other Forms of Violence

Jamel Hudson Meets With Glen Cove High School

Jamel Hudson, a professional “edutainer” who seeks to educate students across the country through entertainment, recently visited Glen Cove High School in New York. According to an article on the Glen Cove Patch, he talked to the students about the different types of bullying while also dancing and singing to the crowd of students. He… Continue reading Jamel Hudson Meets With Glen Cove High School

Talk to Kids about Responding to Politics

by Melissa Bonicci This election has been an extremely polarizing one. That much is apparent. What’s not as apparent is the messages we are sending to our kids as they grow up with the memories of post-election violence, and the possibility that our kids could be the ones participating in this. Numerous schools serving all ages –… Continue reading Talk to Kids about Responding to Politics

School District Pays $125,000 for Bullying Lawsuit

  by Dylan Buckley On July 2015, a mother and her son sued the Brunswick School District for the bullying that her son experienced at Brunswick Junior High School that lasted more than two years. According to the Portland Press Herald, an agreement had finally been reached, and along with the $125,000, Brunswick Junior High… Continue reading School District Pays $125,000 for Bullying Lawsuit