Jungle Madness Friday…with a cause – Prevent Bullying

Posted by at Oct 19, 2012 6:00 am

Per usual, post a comment and you’re entered to win a $20 Amazon gift card! But also, a group of authors organized by Yasmine Galenorn and Mandy Roth have gotten together to speak out against bullying.

Seems like such a no-brainer…something no one should have to speak out against. However, I think it’s pretty obvious that the problem is not getting better…it’s getting worse. Or maybe it’s getting more press. I don’t know, but I do know that children everywhere are feeling so attacked and so alone that they are hurting themselves.

This has to stop.

Since kids don’t read this blog, I’m not going to put up an “it will get better” message. I’m talking to the moms and grandmoms and aunts and friends and cousins who come here, to ask you to have a talk with any young person in your life about bullying. But please, don’t just ask them if they are being bullied…ask them what they think bullying is…and then ask them if they think they’ve ever been the bully. I wonder, sometimes, if the kids who bully actually know what they are doing is wrong. Depending on the age, they are likely emulating behavior they’ve seen…either on TV or at home or even behavior they’ve been on the receiving end of. Bullying is pervasive and sometimes subtle, but it is no less damaging and hurtful.

Teach your kids to love. Teach your kids to respect themselves and each other. Teach your kids that differences are what make us successful, not necessarily our similarities. Then visit some of these other blogs to support the cause for awareness!


131 thoughts on “Jungle Madness Friday…with a cause – Prevent Bullying

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    Eileen R says:

    definitely a great topic to discuss with kids these days. It is so different these days when kids are still connected with social media after they leave the school building for the day. It happened to my son and I would hate to see it happen to anyone else.

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    Renee Pajda says:

    Thanks to all the authors for doing this. This is something that greatly concerns me and I pray about it a lot.

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    Thank you ladies for being part of this blog event and for helping to bring awareness to the issue.

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    Kathi F. says:

    Great topic. I wish Bullying was talked about years ago, as I am a victim of bullying. I have survived and have a few close friends, but also very shy and leary of making new ones because of the bullying.

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    Limecello says:

    Great post, Julie. Bullying seems to only have gotten worse because of the addition from cyber bullying.
    And I agree talking is important. So many kids just don’t have that kind of relationship with their parents or the adults in their life and it breaks my heart.
    And that’s not to say adults don’t get bullied either. :/

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    Raonaid Luckwell says:

    Gotta give you kudos and a huge shout out for broaching this topic. Bullying is a hit home subject to me. My junior high and high school life was the toughest because I underwent the cruelity of my peers.

    Thanks to a friend I managed through. And when she came to me about the entire mess of her daughter being bullied I stood by her. Why I am so protective of my three boys hoping they’ll never undergo that.

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    Anne says:

    I guess I was pretty lucky, I was one of those invisible kids in school. My brother got a bit of it, but he learned to fight and the physical aspect quickly ended, but verbal can be worse.

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    Patoct says:

    I am so glad you and all the other authors are sponsoring this terrible problem. I hope some day soon this won’t be a problem that needs to be addressed. If only these bullies would stop to think how they would feel if it happened to them, a family member or friend.

    Thank you for this post and to all the participating authors out there.

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    Sherry S. says:

    I was very lucky when I was in school I got along with everyone and was never picked on. Way back when I was in school it wasn’t as bad as it is now though. What gets me is sometimes the teachers know that a child is being bullied and nothing is ever done or said about it.

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    Linda Henderson says:

    A great cause. It needs to stop NOW!!!

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    cates says:

    And for heavens sake, let children know that if they are being bullied, tell an adult – tell several adults!!!
    My hubsband is a retired principal – many times, parents complain to each other, on line, in comments sections of news media that their child was bullied and no one in the schools did anything….. Hey!! NEWS FLASH — did anyone tell the schools, administrators, teachers… if they don’t know about it, they can’t help you.

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    Laurie G says:

    An ongoing problem
    Talk to your children and be aware about what is happening in their lives.

    My daughter was bullied in 7th grade. Unfortunately, we found out after the fact. There was one group that owned the school.

    Peers can be horrendous to fellow students.

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    Sharlene Wegner says:

    Thank you for this important reminder. I have a girl in middle school & I haven’t seen bullying in action, but will keep an eye out for it.

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      Jaycee Clark says:

      Today, bullying is so much worse than when we were in school. Cyber bullying has become such a weapon. Common manners seem to be missing, courtesy to others, HELPING instead of harming. THANK YOU for the post and to ALL the participating authors.

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    katie says:

    Adults also bully , which is where the kids are learning it from. I believe, also, it comes from people’s lack of self esteem. When they feel bad about themselves, they bully. I’ve been wearing orange all month in support of anti-bullying month. Besides, it’s the “in” color. Special needs kids are more likely to be bullied. Why anyone would feel the need to pick on special needs kids, I’m clueless.

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    Sue G. says:

    2 of my girls were picked on when in grade school. Both of them marched into the principal’s office and told on the bullies! They have always not taken any crap from anyone.

    Now my oldest daughter…if it would have happened to her, she would come home crying and tell us about it so we could do something. She has no guts!

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    ellie says:

    Great cause. thanks for this post and the support.

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    Cyberbullying is also far from a kids only problem. Some people in their 30s and 40s are terrible online bullies. :yuk:

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    Kathleen O says:

    In our school systems accross Canada today to have a moment of silence for a young girl in BC who, because of bulling, killed herself a couple of weeks ago. She actually did a video before she did this.. It was the saddest thing I have ever seen.. But this could have been prevented if only parents and child would talk about this and the schools need to get involved more too..
    Thanks to all the authors involved with this cause…

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    Eileen A-W says:

    Awesome Julie!!!! This is such a wonderful topic to support. It shouldn’t matter what your political bent is, you should be anti-bullying. This is something that has been going on for centuries in various forms. The anti-Semitic (pogroms, Nazi), the slave owners, the bigger kid, the land owner, the . . . People please support this wonderful cause!! On a lighter note, happy Friday!!!!!

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    Christine H says:

    What a wonderful message. I don’t have children myself but I know my best friend has talked to her 6 yr old about it already. Hope they keep it an on going message though. I’m behind anti bullying 100%. I certainly don’t think it was as bad when I was in school. so I think it is getting worse. Hope things can change soon. The schools in the area I live in Missouri have programs centered around bullying. So it going in the right direction. Hope all the schools are doing it.

    Thanks again for the giveaway. Good Luck everyone!

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    Karen B says:

    :flowers4you: Here’s to kind words!

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    Amelia says:

    Great cause!

    Happy Friday!

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    Janet says:

    Thank you for addressing this topic – we all need to encourage the children and young adults around us about how to properly interact with each other. Then when they become adults it will, hopefully, carryover in their behavior!!

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    Melody May says:

    I think that it starts at home on how to respect others.

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    Laney4 says:

    Thanks for being a part of this worthwhile (but should be unnecessary) cause. I was a victim of bullies in my younger years. You don’t forget it or the bullies, but eventually you learn to stand up for yourself (or at least I was that lucky).

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    cheryl c. says:

    As a teacher, I have seen how cruel children can be to each other. I always include positive character-developing lessons, but it is difficult to offset what the children have learned at home. We tend to “up our game” to make any progress.

    On a side note, Julie, I have sent you a couple of emails about my previous win. Have you received them?

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    Philomena D says:

    Great cause.

    Happy Friday! Enjoy the weekend.

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    jcp says:

    Good cause

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    Liza says:

    I know there was bullying when I was growing up, but it didn’t seem to be as bad as it is today. I think the addition of social media has upped chances of bullying. I’m a twitter addict and check facebook often, but from stories I’ve read this is where many of the attacks are now happening. I was lucky to grow up without having to deal without bullying. However, 2 of my 3 nieces had to deal with it as early as 3rd grade and only because their parents stepped in did it stop. I hope and play kids can find at least one adult in their life to talk to to get help.

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    Nicole M. says:

    What an important topic to discuss. Bullying comes in so many different forms verbal, cyber, physical, and from various people peers, loved ones, strangers, that it seems to be doubling with each generation. Awareness and kindness are our only hopes to ending this horrible epidemic. Thank you to all of those who are speaking out against bullying. You are wonderful people.

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    N.J. Walters says:

    This is an important topic all of us should be talking about in our communities.

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    Lisa B says:

    Great post. You should also be checking your kids facebook/twitter pages if they have them. See what they are up to while online. If possible make a common room the room they must be online in so you can monitor them.

    Lisa B

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    CrystalGB says:

    Great post. Have a good weekend everyone.

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    Runner10 says:

    Good job!!

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    Lois M. says:

    Time have definitely changed. When I was in school, I was what you really would call picked on by a couple of people. I didn’t like it, but it was no way anything near what you see kids going through today. Definitely do not understand why anyone, kids or adults just can’t leave things or people that are different than them alone and not bully or start wars over it.

    Anyway, happy weekend! :)


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    Pamiam says:

    I work in the fiscal office of a law and justice department. It’s amazing to see what kids are capable of doing these days and the age at which they are doing it. I put 90% of the blame on parents. Many of them don’t treat their kids with respect or teach them how to be respectful. I have listened to a neighbor yell and cuss at her kids (I think the whole neighborhood heard her) and her kids yell and cuss right back at her. :*&#!: No surprise when I found a couple of her kids in our system. So many parents just don’t care. As long as their fed and clothed they think that’s the end of it. A lot of them feel the schools should be teaching them everything else.

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    Cathy P says:

    Great cause, Julie! Both my younger brother and I were bullied in grade school. Since those long ago days, bullying has become so much worse. Parents. teachers, principals, and the kids themselves need to become involved.

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    Donna M says:

    There was no bullying when I went to school that I am aware of but then it was a very long time ago!

    My own opinion is that some kids are learning it from the adults. Katie Couric just devoted a whole show to the subject of cruelty, bullying but it was mostly about adults. I think to much of it is on TV, the reality shows, twitter & lots of websites out there in cyberspace. People hide behind the anyonimity of emails & twitters. Lots of people seem to have forgotten good manners. There is an old saying “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything”. Very good advice. Maybe this is something we should all teach today’s children.

    Thanks for supporting something so important. :flowers4you:

    :dancingmonk: :dancingmonk: :dancingmonk: :dancingmonk:

    :flag: :flag: :flag: :flag:

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    Donna says:

    I was too tall, too skinny, to smart, too whatever. Haters are going to hate. I was never one of the cool kids so I was bullied on occasion at school but it was nothing compared to the bullying I got at home.
    I think my kids had it worse at school as some of the social filters we had as kids have eroded to the point of non-existence. In some ways it is better. There is more information out there and role models are speaking up and out against bullies. More needs to be done at home, in schools and in the media.
    My daughter is Jewish and a lesbian living in the bible-belt. How she has grown into the incredible woman she has despite all the negativity is one of life’s great mysteries and one of my greatest blessings.
    I think blogging about this is a good thing. Thank you for sharing your story.

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    Connie Fischer says:

    How very wonderful of you to do this. Bullying is more common than parents know because most times children hide the fact that they’re being bullied. They’re embarrassed or ashamed to say anything because they look weak. We parents have to be always sensitive to the changes in our children’s moods and other actions. Don’t need to hover, but be diligent and be be open and loving. Remind your children that if they feel they are being bullied to come to you immediately. Nip it in the bud. Bullies go on to be abusers in many awful ways.

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    Karen C says:

    Excellent post and thank you (and the other authors) for helping to focus attention on bullying. I am so very thankful I don’t have young children (or grandchildren).

    Hope everyone has a great weekend.

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    Patsy L Roberts says:

    Great cause! Have a great weekend everyone!

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    Alina D says:

    Bullying is such a huge problem these days. I think every parent worries about it. And if they don’t they should. I worry most about my 12 year old son because he is Autistic and I worry that kids will pick on him. I also worry about my daughter because she is only 8 and is already starting to develop and has already been teased by some girls about her boobies. So yeah I definetly worry about it.

    Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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    Rosie says:

    Sometimes the bullying goes on at home. Hoping all young ones stay strong until they can get away from it.

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    Na S. says:

    Treat people the way you would want to be treated.

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    Gail D says:

    I strongly believe in this cause. My daughter was bullied in school. I dealt with the school for a while. She is now a strong woman but it was a hard long road. . So damn proud of her!!! :cooldance:

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    catslady says:

    I totally agree and I have to say my two grown girls learned that lesson and are very open and giving to everyone as we all should.

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    Diane Sallans says:

    Bullies don’t change unless something occurs to change their behavior – how many of us have been bullied as adults – especially by bosses? So the best place to stop that is to bet to the future bullies as children. It should be discussed in homes, but how many of the bad behaviors are learned in those homes. So it must be addressed out side the homes to – in school, sports, clubs (like girl & boy scouts), religious institutions. The public attention the subject is getting is probably helping so much – hopefully more kids & adults will act, speak up, step in to stop the bullying & deal with the reasons it is occurring and help those being intimidated.


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    kris says:

    thanks for participating in a great and worthwhile event

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    Kirsten says:

    My daughter was bullied in jr high. It was horrible. She cried daily and even though I contacted the school it went on for ages. The only thing that stopped it was the fact that we moved.

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    Colleen says:

    What a wonderful cause! I remember one bully in school that scared me… was so glad when she left… no one should have to deal with harsh words or physical attacks.

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    Maria Esquivel says:

    Its good to see that this no longer kept quiet.

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    donna ann says:

    being different can be hard enough, but when others make it more so just to feel better about themselves, it’s even worse. it’s always good to see others lending a supporting hand and boost to those being knocked down no matter how that help is offered. keep reinforcing the positive & correcting the wrong

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    Joder says:

    This is such an important topic that needs to be addressed more often. My youngest brother’s in high school and gets bullied quite often for being biracial and for being in special ed. I ache for what he’s having to go through with no help from school officials. Kids are much crueler today I think. I’m a quadriplegic and 20 years ago was in high school and never got picked on, I doubt I’d be that lucky now.

    Along with the important topic, thanks too for the giveaway!

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    Carol says:

    I know what it’s like to be picked on by a bully so I ‘m happy to see that it’s getting more press these days.

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    Susan says:

    Unfortunately it isn’t only kids that are bullied. I am close to 50 and have been bullied because I’m disabled and have put up with some ignorant and nasty people since I became handicapped at the age of 16.

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    Melissa R says:

    What a Great idea and a Great cause. Mel

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    Ilona says:

    Have a happy weekend everyone.

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    Paige Nieto says:

    Thanks for touching on this. I was bullied for three solid years and if not for the few friends I had I am not sure I’d still be here today. It is getting to be too common and instead of having a “kids will be kids” mentality people need to start teaching that bullying *is* wrong.

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    Chelsea B. says:

    I can’t even with bullying… Why di it? What is the point? More to the subject, why aren’t schools trying harder to put a stop to it? Just because you don’t see it happen, doesn’t mean it didn’t. Stand up, people.

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    Tiffany says:

    Great cause!!

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    Jane says:

    It’s great that the authors are coming together to bring more awareness to bullying and how to address this issue with kids.

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    Joanne B says:

    It’s a great cause. Bullying needs to stop now!

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    Ellen says:

    Great cause. Too true, too many bullies in this world.

    Hope everyone has a good weekend.

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    Paula R. says:

    Bullying is the first topics we cover when speaking to our advisees. It is interesting to hear the kids’ perspective. Some of them are very insightful.

    Peace and live,
    Paula R.

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    You ladies make a great point. It’s important to explain what bullying is to kids, and to ensure they’re not doing anything that would make them the bully. If they’re just mimicking the behavior they see in older kids, they might not know it’s wrong.

    As an author it’s great to be a part of this important event. I’m empowered by all the stories of hope and encouragement that I’m reading today. It’s wonderful that people can get together and promote the positive.

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    Melanie Reed says:

    Thank you. It is so wonderful to see people speak up. This is a wonderful thing and absolutely good idea. It is so important to talk to your kids. I have an 11 year old daughter and I don’t want her to have to face what I did growing up. We’ve spoken to her on a couple of occasions about not only being bullied but making sure she understands what it is so that she doesn’t do it.

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    bn100 says:

    Thanks for participating.

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    peg sw says:

    Bullying is talked about more these days. When I was a kid an older cousin liked to pick on me. I hated to go to family reunions, but when I told my parents why, their response was, “He wouldn’t pick on you if he didn’t like you”

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    alisonp says:

    A great cause! Thank you for helping end bullying.

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    Krysten H says:

    Glad this is finally getting attention in schools.

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    Quilt Lady says:

    Thanks to everyone for doing this. I can remember being bullied in school because I was fat. I will never forget it as long as I live. :yourock

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    chey says:

    Great post.

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    Jolene A says:

    Definitely a great topic to talk about. It seems to be more widespread with all the ways to hurt people with social media

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    Amy S. says:

    Thanks to all the authors doing this. I think parents should tell their kids about bullying. It can really affect the children that are being bullied.

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    Christine A. says:

    Thank you, Thank you. Bullying is a serious problem and everyone needs to be made aware of this issue and help resolve it.

    TGIF everyone!

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    Jennifer W. says:

    I learned about a slogan today, “it’s okay to be Takei” from the Star Trek actor who is open & proud.

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    BR says:

    It’s sad that we can’t just all get along. Most of these attitudes from the kids were learned in the home- very sad social commentary.

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    infinitieh says:

    It’s a fine line between wanting to tell young children about bullying to protect them and scaring them with details. I never know exactly when to talk to my nieces and nephews about this. Maybe sooner than later.

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    You’re right, you have to talk to your kids. And not just when they’re young, but throughout their life. Bullying can look different at 3, than at 10 and then at 16. Great post. Thank you for sharing! xo

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    Sue A. says:

    This a topic that needs to be talked about more. And home is a great place to start. So let’s talk!

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    Cheryl S. says:

    I was quiet and did well in school but lucky I was pretty much off the radar instead of being picked on. My daughter was verbally picked on for a short time but it grew old for the girl picking on her when my daughter started ignoring her and not giving her the reaction she was craving. But it shouldn’t have happened at all. Thank you for a wonderful post.

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    Maureen says:

    I think it is getting more press which is a good thing because then, hopefully, there will be punishments given to people who bully.

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    Amy G. says:

    Great post- it’s good to get talking about something serious like bullying.

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    Diane says:

    Sorry to say this is a cause that has to be addressed. What a shame.

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    jeanette8042 says:

    Happy Friday and I think this is a wonderful thing these authors are doing.

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    Vicki Wurgler says:

    thanks-this is a great cause!

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    Regina Ross says:

    Bullying definitely needs to stop

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    Tammy Y says:

    My daughter’s Middle School has had anti- bullying events all month. I am so glad our schools are involved with stopping bullies.

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    DebraG says:

    We had Rachel’s Challenge at our school today and one part of it is to not bully.

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    TrishJ says:

    2nd week of school my 6th grade grandson was punched by an 8th grader, just cuz he sat in the wrong seat. He was so excited about going to middle school.

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    Brenda Rumsey says:

    It happens as early as elementary school and though there are programs that try to help, so many kids are bullied to the point they don’t want to go to school anymore. Thanks for speaking out and trying to make a difference.

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    Lindsay W says:

    This is a great event. Thanks for taking part in it.

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    Tina R says:

    Thank you for taking part in this cause. My son was bullied so badly in school that I had to take him out and home school him to make sure he stayed a huge part of my life. :heart:

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    Laurie P says:

    Luckily my children never had this problem and my son was one of those children who stood up for those being bullied. To the point of taking one child under his wing in middle school and making sure he ate lunch with my son and his friends so he didn’t get harassed. I’m proud of who my son has grown up to be.

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    Donna says:

    I could never understand what gives people the right to make fun and bully other people…why do they think there is nothing wrong with them only other people… it breaks my heart every time I hear someone felt they had to kill themselves to be rid of these people there should be consequences for the person doing this… my daughter was harassed when she was in school and I finally went to the principal when the girl called her a mongrel I was told I should understand she comes from a disfunctional family…i told the principal hey lady everyone has some disfunction in their life what do you think my daughter is going thru here???? Told her I wanted the girl suspended immediately and her mom brought in…


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    Jaymy M. says:

    Most kids at some point during school have been the victim of some form of bullying. Usually, the kids who do the bullying are doing so to make themselves feel important or big. And sadly, those who do the worst damage are often the ones who have been the victim of such behaviors at home.

    While teaching kids to love and be respectful is great, in reality, there are some that will push things beyond the norm and some victims who (often due to other situations in their lives) feel completely beaten down and hopeless. Some escape through drugs and alcohol, some by becoming bullies, others choose to injury or even kill themselves. It’s very sad.

    I think there’s more attention on it these days filtering down from the White House, and while school staff preach don’t do it, they often turn a blind eye when it is going on, especially if the bullying is done by certain groups of kids. And kids who do report things can be chastised.

    Kids need to be taught better coping mechanisms, not to single out and bully kids who are different, but to embrace their uniqueness.

    And, while I’m not saying it applies to every case, if a child continues to be physically abused, they need to be taught self defense, even street fighting. Generally, when a victim stands up and knocks or kicks the crap out of their tormentor, especially kids, the tormentor has more respect for them and will often back down. Kids shouldn’t cash checks with their words that their fists can’t cash, however. But don’t be a victim.

    I tell my son if he’s being struck and beat on he has the right to defend himself. School’s zero tolerance, but we’ll deal with those consequences, right along with the reasons for the fighting and how terribly the school system has failed kids who are bullied and abused. This may not be a popular. I’m not advocating violence, just self defense in tough situations. Children in these situations I recommend receive self defense training or enroll in a martial arts class. The disciple in martial arts will be good for them in mind, body and emotion, teaching them when to hit, how far to go and how to do so most effectively to disable a tormentor while inflicting the least damage.

    Bullying is not new, just getting attention in the media thanks to people with big voices which is great, if people listen, apply the message and take it to heart.

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    Julie Smith says:

    I’m proud to say that my daughters school is doing a great job bringing awareness about bullying. Go Cardinals!

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    Patty Porter says:

    Definitely needs to stop

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    Llehn says:

    Boo to bullies!

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    Fran says:

    Schools are doing a wonderful job of spreading the word that bullying is not tolerated but I believe the lessons should start at home.

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    DarcyO says:

    It’s definitely a big problem that needs to be solved before more kids die.

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    erinf1 says:

    Thanks for the spotlight on a great cause!

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    Jeanne Miro says:

    Hi Julie =
    Thanks for posted this message. I can remember 35 years ago talking to both of my sons before they entered pre-school and kindergarten about this very problem.
    I was so proud of my older son when the second day of school he stood up to just such a situation that was happening to another child in his kindergarten and then turned and spoke to the entire class! The teacher told me later that it was the first time a child had ever spoken up before and told the class that they were “in it together and a team!”

    It’s an important message for not only adults but for children to share and I’m proud to say both of my sons have had that very same talk with their own children.

    As adults it’s our responsbility to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves and to talk to others in our life with caring and understanding.

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      Jaymy M. says:

      wow, thanks for sharing that memory. Good mom. who obviously raised an awesome kid (man now). Hope he too remembers that day when it’s time for him to send his youngster off.

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    Pat Cochran says:

    Thanks to all these good folks for tackling this important and
    much too prevalent subject! It does take a village, a city, a
    state, a country to take on some subjects and this is one such.
    Good luck and God Bless!

    Pat C.

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    chris bails says:

    I have two kids in school and they have a big program to help stop bullying. I was bullied in school and it sucked. I hope my kids don’t bully or get bullied.

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    Tanya says:

    What a great post to talk about and a very serious problem in many places. I was made fun of as a child not really bullied so I certainly understand what it feels like in a way. I managed pretty well and my mom taught me to treat people the way that I wanted to be treated.

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    Julie M says:

    Happy Friday!

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    Krystal B. says:

    Great post

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    Linda F says:

    It’s great that there are so many progrmas to increase awareness of bullying and hopefully prevent bullying. It is so sad that bullying exists and that it is so prevalent. My oldest son was bullied when he was younger and fortunately had finallyconfided in us.

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    donnas says:

    Great cause. So good o see so many speaking out about it.

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    Stacey A Smith says:

    Good Cause I know when I Was in School I Was always afraid of what the other kids where thinking of me that I Finely just gave up on school all together witch really was not the way to go because I did not get my GED in till I Was 30 years old.

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    Pennie says:

    Excellent subject for everyone to blog about today. So glad it is being talked about to slow it down and hopefully someday stop it. On a day like today with bring this subject to the forefront it was really disheartening to see our president all over the news calling his opponent names. Bullying doesn’t just happen in schools but everywhere.

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    Barbara Elness says:

    This is a great topic and I’m so glad to see that everyone is getting the word out to children that bullying is just not acceptable.
    Happy weekend everyone. :D

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    Kimh says:

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    Emily Tardy says:

    I do not know what I would do if my kids were being bullied… probably turn into a scatter momma bear. And if I found out my kids were the bullies? I would flip my top!

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    Zeneida says:

    I always talk to my daughter about this problem. It is hard to say what I will do if she were the one been bully. My worries goes to my son who is autistic and that scared me that the other kids will bully him. I try to explain to him what is bullying and what to do, but I still get scared. So sad to see this going. The best we could do is see that our childrens know that they are not along and that they can count on us.

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    Ana Hernandez says:

    Important cause, thank you for informing us. Have a great weekend.

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    Lori T says:

    thanks to all the authors who are taking part in this! Bullying just seems to be so incredibly out of control these days and there seem to be so many more ways to do the bullying…Facebook, Twitter, texting, and the list goes on. We have bulling discussions at my house all the time.

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    Shell says:

    I still remember the bullying I experienced all through my school years like it was yesterday, especially the emotional bullying. To attack another person’s self-confidence is such a terrible thing to do – the damage lasts a lifetime.

    Choose kindness. :flowers4you:

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    Tiffany Drew says:

    My daughter has been bullied at school so this is a very important subject for me. Thank you to all the authors who are bringing awareness to this issue, we can’t talk about it enough!

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