As adults – as parents, educators, mentors, it’s our job to educate kids on the power of the technology they treat as a toy. On this page, I’m collecting a list of links to various resources – blogs of first-hand accounts of bullying terror, news stories that describe in detail what happens to kids who engage in bullying behavior, and where you can go for help – if you’re bullied, are the parent of a bullied child, or even a bully who’s ready to stop hurting people. If you have a link to share, please email me at pattyblount3 at gmail dot com. Let this be our wake-up call.
The child you save could be your own.
Visit the Anti-Bullying Project to learn more.
Author and mom Candace Ganger refuses to sit idle. She launched END. IT. NOW – a project aimed at stopping bullying for good. Please visit her blog for ways you can help. There’s even a video (look for my appearance!) to motivate you.
If you’re a teacher or librarian, email me for SEND wristbands or click the SEND menu to download a copy of the Discussion Guide.
Teach kids how to stand UP to bullying instead of stand by. Did you know when bystanders speak for victims, bullying STOPS 57% of the time? Go here for more advice. http://www.standuptobullying.org/ and http://www.stopbullying.gov/respond/be-more-than-a-bystander.
Hopeline4Teens – a website for teens BY teens. Danny Manes and Gary Ramirez offer advice on any issue and it’s all anonymous. Note: In March, 2012, Hopeline4Teens changed their name to Encourage The Youth.
Single Dad Laughing – one of the hardest-to-read-but-must-be-read accounts I’ve found
Ryan Patrick Halligan – whose father spoke at my sons’ school
Ellen Degeneres on the death of a Rutgers student outed by his dorm mates.
Suicide Hotlines – if you feel like there’s no one to talk to, call one.
Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) – New York State law. Could this be a model for the rest of the country?