Cyberbully: Film Reveals True Tech Dangers

by Brittany Weekley The film Cyberbully sends the perfect message, but all is not what it seems. It premiered on ABC Family in 2011, and it was inspired by Megan Taylor Meier, who died of suicide due to cyberbullying. The makers of the film, including Seventeen Magazine, hoped it would shed light on the seriousness… Continue reading Cyberbully: Film Reveals True Tech Dangers

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

NSV Highlight on: APA’s Gun Violence: Prediction, Prevention, and Policy

In 2013, the American Psychological Association (APA) stated that gun violence is a problem that “requires evidence-based multifaceted solutions.”  The Gun Violence: Prediction, Prevention, and Policy: APA Panel of Experts Report brings together experts in psychology, behavioral sciences, medicine, and criminal sciences to report causes of gun violence and preventative measures that will help keep… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: APA’s Gun Violence: Prediction, Prevention, and Policy

NSV Highlight on: Combatting Youth Violence in American Cities: Programs and Partnerships in 30 Cities

by Sean Hedden The recently published Combatting Youth Violence in American Cities: Programs and Partnerships in 30 Cities shares insights from mayors of major cities in the United States on how they are working to curb youth violence. This document can be helpful for community leaders and school officials looking for solutions on preventing youth violence… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: Combatting Youth Violence in American Cities: Programs and Partnerships in 30 Cities

NSV Highlight on: Delete Cyberbullying

Delete Cyberbullying is an organization dedicated to bringing awareness to youth and parents about the dangers of cyberbullying. They hope to “work towards its eradication” by multiple methods. First, they want to inform the public about all things related to cyberbullying by sharing news stories on their website. Next, they have the Petition Against Cyberbullying,… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: Delete Cyberbullying

Students ‘Say Something’ with Sandy Hook Promise

by Elizabeth Berenguer The Sandy Hook Promise is a nonprofit whose mission is to prevent violence, specifically gun-related deaths. The leaders of the organization host campaigns such as “Start with Hello” and their “Say Something Week”. Their mission is to prevent violence before it happens, so that tragedies like what occurred on December 14, 2012,… Continue reading Students ‘Say Something’ with Sandy Hook Promise