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This article is a high-level exploration of the detrimental neurochemical impact bullying has on kids. Its eleven pages clearly outline the problem. Read More
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Although this article has a special focus on the experiences of athletes who are visually impaired, there are many sub-topics throughout (such as perceived stigma and self-stigma) and others. Of particular interest is the difference playing sports can make in the development of a child’s self-esteem. Read More
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Although this article focuses on bullying that goes on among those who are hearing impaired, important information is also presented applicable to kids/classrooms where anyone with a disability is present. Read More
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A very disturbing article on the present day racial issues that still exist in the Chicago area; particularly when it comes to black LGBTQ kids. This article is a reminder of the mindsets and actions that we still must battle everyday. Read More
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This eleven-page article outlines a multi-faceted strategy to attack the problem of bullying. It discusses some shortcomings of traditional approaches while proposing a much more organic approach (school by school/community by community). Read More
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This article offers an incredible academic discussion of the importance of biology in the genesis of violent behavior. Thankfully biology isn’t the only factor and the author outlines the importance of environmental factors in shaping a child’s destiny. Read More
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A generation ago, if we asked children what they worried about most, they probably would have responded, “Passing exams” or “being promoted to the next grade.” Today, students’ concerns often revolve around their physical safety or emotional wellbeing as much as achievement. The article articulates the evolution of peer harassment and the vulnerability felt by some students today. Read More
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This study gives great theoretical and practical information, particularly when it outlines the characteristics needed for a bystander to get involved and stand up for a victim of cyberbullying. There is great information here for a teacher who wants to address this problem in the classroom. Read More
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This large (66 page) article provides a critical view of the massive amount of data/research that currently exists on the extremely important issue of cyberbullying. This article also connects some of the characteristics of traditional bullying with cyberbullying and is a must read for any parent of a teenager. Read More
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This article clearly demonstrates that traditional methods of confronting the issues facing LGBTQ kids are not working. There are demonstrable problems with the “safe spaces,” “gay days,” and “character education” solutions that have been proposed. This 37-page article is important for anyone interested in rethinking bullying and how to address it in their school. Read More