A Thought on Bullying

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Bullying is an awful thing and it stems from people not respecting others for who they are. Both boys and girls who are different still face ridicule for just choosing to be who they are and who they want to be. Kids who do the bullying come from a perspective that if something is different, it is bad. There seems to disconnect from those who suffer and those who can help them with the fear and rejection they experience so unfortunate and violent situations can be avoided. Just because one is rejected doesn’t make them a bad person. When it comes down to it its a matter of respect.

I long for a day

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I long for a day with no more violence, no more racism, no more sexism, no more bullying, no more students being gunned down, no more hate toward lgbtq people. That day will come but it will come on a day we all must be ready for. We all must be willing to sacrifice. Friends the more we hold onto the instruments of our destruction the more people will pay the price. God bless us all.

Tumblr Bullying, Not Cool. Ever.

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Bullying on Tumblr should never, ever be cool. Anyone who does it should be removed themselves. Everyone has a right to their opinion and should have a free voice. However when it crosses the line and people consider leaving then its not cool at all. Bullying everywhere in all forms is not acceptable. Be good to one another Tumblr community.

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socialintellects: CBS WKBT News Anchor’s On-Air Response to Viewer Calling Her Fat

Anchor Jennifer Livingston uses an email she received from a viewer to highlight the issue of bullying…

(Bullying has to stop on every level. This is a moral issue and one that has significant impact on the lives of people that just want to live their lives in peace and safety)

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From surfing to sniffing out cancer, what can’t dogs do? Now, USA Today reports that a number of school programs across the country are using dogs to teach kids empathy and compassion in an effort to help curb school bullying. 

“The animals are the glue that helps the children stay focused and understand the message,” says Jo Dean Hearn, an ex-teacher who developed the program. “Children can easily identify with an animal. And it’s easy for them to transition when we ask them to consider how an animal feels (if ill treated) to how the kid sitting near them feels (if poorly treated).”

The best part? The programs seem to work.

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