“It Hurts:” Physical Results of Bullying

By: Dr. Christine Eady Mann “I’m not as strong as you, when you punch me it hurts.”–Isaac, 11 year old bullying victim Bullying is distressingly common among school-aged children, and is most common during the middle school years. Research has shown that bullying occurs to between 25 and 33 percent of children, and 30% of…

Bullies Must Be Confronted

As a high school teacher, I’ve spent decades dealing with bullies, and they haven’t changed much. What has changed is the number of platforms available to them to spread their hateful attacks and avoid accountability for their harmful actions. Social media has connected us in ways I never could have imagined when I started teaching…

Not Having It: My Interview with Bravenak

I remember seeing the clip of Ted Nugent on stage threatening the life of President Barack Obama and casually talking about assaulting Secretary Clinton, I would have liked to lash out but I had no means to do it. I wasn’t overly active on social media and other than writing a mean letter, no one…