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Bullying Breakdown: 7 signs your child may be bullied

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I was 12 years old, and none of the things I once loved appealed to me anymore. I didn’t want to go shopping. I didn’t want to open Christmas presents. I didn’t want to get out of bed. As a victim of day-in and day-out bullying, I was depressed and life no longer seemed worth living. But as bad as ... Read More »

Former student recounts bullying nightmare

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GREAT FALLS – Inside the walls of North Middle School, 29-year-old Joe Kizer said he found life to be fairly easy. It was outside the school building walls however, on his walk home, where the torment began. Kizer said his bully called him “worthless” and told him “you won’t amount to anything.” For five of his seven blocks home, Kizer ... Read More »

Domestic Violence Is More Common Than You Realize

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Many people don’ t realize that they’re victims of domestic violence because they don’ t understand the sometimes insidious form that domestic violence takes. While physical abuse is what one initially associates with the term, emotional and financial abuse can also be violent acts. As SmolenPlevy co-founding Principal Alan Plevy explains, “Domestic violence crosses all boundaries—rich, middle class, poor, female ... Read More »

Bullying – The Second Original Sin

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No one deserves to be bullied. A power imbalance is found at the heart of the bullying dynamic. Children and youth who are marginalized in our society may be at high risk for victimization, which can lead to involvement in bullying. Adults responsible for children and youth need to be aware of these power imbalances so they can work to ... Read More »

The Birth of H.A.L.T. – Humanity Against ‘Local Terrorism’

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Once upon a time in a province somewhere in Canada…I always liked this beginning to a story that starts with once upon a time; it leaves the reader with a feeling of creativity and imagination to choose when they want the story to take place.  However to make things easier, my story regarding the meaning behind the creation, and building ... Read More »

Childhood Bullying – Definition

No one deserves to be bullied. A power imbalance is found at the heart of the bullying dynamic. Children and youth who are marginalized in our society may be at high risk for victimization, which can lead to involvement in bullying. Adults responsible for children and youth need to be aware of these power imbalances so they can work to ... Read More »

Bullying – Definition

Bullying, whether in school, social groupings, at home or in the workplace is one of the most important social issue that is destroying our children (and as adults) that we are facing right now. Every child has the right to go to school and get an education, no matter what size, shape, color, race, disability or financial background they come ... Read More »

Types of Bullying

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF BULLING? Verbal bullying - name-calling, sarcasm, teasing, spreading rumours, threatening, making negative references to one’s culture, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, unwanted sexual comments.   Verbal bullying is probably the most used because it’s one of the easiest things to do without getting caught. If you were on a field without any teachers around and you called someone ... Read More »