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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

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

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