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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

Sex, Lies & Our Young Men

October 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

When rugby league player Brett Stewart was acquitted of sexual assault yesterday, his family, friends and fans were no doubt thankful that our judicial system had done its job.
In March 2009 a 17-year-old woman accused Stewart of digital rape. He protested his innocence amid a highly public he said/she said media circus but had [...]

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Tags: Law · Media · Relationships · Sport · Violence · sex

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

Use Youtube To Tell Your Teenagers About Iran

June 28th, 2009 · No Comments

It’s never been so easy to spread the word about an injustice – even when the tyranny is occurring in a country with a government that chooses to control what the rest of the world sees, hears or reads about it.
Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, bloggers have cut across the secrecy in Iran as protesters have filmed [...]

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Tags: Education · Media · Technology · Violence

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

Do Something: 1 in 3 Teenagers is Abused in a Relationship

March 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

 
1 in 3 teens is abused in a relationship – whether physically, emotionally or mentally. It doesn’t always look like this, and it happens every day. Join DoSomething.org’s 1 in 3 Campaign to make a statement and put an end to dating abuse.
www.DoSomething.org/abuse

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Tags: Violence · sex

Saying ‘no’ to Chris Brown

March 16th, 2009 · No Comments

This on Huffpost today via Twitter:
“Overheard aboard Metro from a gaggle of teens, a boy shouts to a girl, teasingly: “Don’t make me go Chris Brown on you.” – joseiswriting
I’m consciously raising my sons to respect women. I say consciously because it requires effort for most teens to show respect for anyone at all. I’m [...]

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