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The Bullied Strikes Back

March 20th, 2011 · 3 Comments

VIDEO: Shocking school fight video

This video is currently doing the rounds of Facebook pages of
teenagers across the globe. And for good reason. More children have either been bullied or know someone who’s been bullied than are bullies.
It makes for compelling viewing to see a bully finally hit back. It’s the fantasy of every bullied child. [...]

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Tags: Bullying · Education · Self-esteem · Uncategorized · Violence

How Involved Should You Be With Their School?

March 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I hadn’t spoken of the incident that I’m about to share for at least six years. I’d pushed the very thought to the back of my mind, so distressing was my first contact with the powers that be at my son’s new school seven years ago.
But in recent weeks I’ve had cause to speak [...]

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Tags: Bullying · Culture · Education · Uncategorized

Time To Take Bullies On Directly

September 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

My 15-year-old was as shocked as I was. As he read about 15-year-old Jai Morcom’s death last Friday following a schoolyard fight at Mullumbimby High School, on NSW’s north coast, I could tell that this news item was a little too close for comfort.
Allegations of bullying turned my horror to anger. Bullying has become commonplace [...]

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Tags: Bullying · Education · Parental Bonding · Violence

Can A Hug Prevent Teen Suicide?

July 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Every time I read that a teenager has taken their own life I become a little more neurotic. The report today that four teens from one Victorian high school had committed suicide this year was like a massive red flag to me.
There was no specific reason given but then who can really know [...]

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Tags: Bullying · Depression · Education · Health · Parental Bonding · Self-esteem

Home Schooling? Why?

July 1st, 2009 · No Comments

I was listening to a segment on the ABC this afternoon about the pros and cons of home schooling. There are pros?
I hate to be judgmental, but I honestly don’t get it. Unless the children that are home schooled are like angels and their parents (usually the mother) can’t bear to be apart from [...]

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Tags: Bullying · Education · Parental Bonding · Technology

Zero-Tolerance For Bully Teachers

June 21st, 2009 · No Comments

What would you do if you suspected your teenager was being bullied – by a teacher?
That’s the question I was invited to contemplate this week.
The teenager confided to her mother that her music teacher humiliated her in front of the class last week. She was performing a composition as part of a practical exam and [...]

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Tags: Bullying · Education

What If That Was Your Child Being Bullied?

June 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Vision of teenage girls kicking and punching each other was splashed across the commercial news channels last night. Another child had captured the action on her mobile phone and reported the incident.
No parent could view that footage without feeling the chill of ‘what if’. What if that was my child?
For the first time [...]

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Tags: Bullying · Education · Media · Violence

Is Your Teen Involved In Cyberbullying?

April 7th, 2009 · No Comments

Do you know what your son or daughter gets up to online?
As he or she is tapping away at their keyboard behind closed doors, is it possible that they could be caught up in the vicious cycle of cyberbullying – either as the bully or the bullied? How would you know?
The Stop Cyberbullying website [...]

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Tags: Bullying · Technology