Bullying Prevention

The Momo Challenge: Suicide Game or Viral Hoax

What is Momo? A scary face (known as Momo) is making another viral round on the internet, frightening parents and children.  According to reports, the image suddenly appears on apps and websites such as YouTube, WhatsApp, Fortnight and Peppa Pig. It allegedly...

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The Toxic Word “Bullying”

Bullying prevention specialists sit down to discuss the negative impacts of the word "bullying".  Learn why this one word can derail progress when it comes to helping targets of social aggression.Today, the words "bully" and "bullying" are legal words, as there are...

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I Hope That My Brother Bullies Me

A Student's View on Bullying "I hope that my brother is mean to me".  A seventh grade boy (whom I'll call Dylan) shared this with me following a recent school assembly.  As a youth motivational speaker, my goal was to give students a different outlook on bullying. ...

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Parenting Tips from Grandma Jo

My Grandma Jo has quickly become a memorable figure from my live school assembly. She loves, she dishes wisdom, and (most of all) Grandma don't play!  In this special interview Grandma talks about what it was like to watch her grandson face bullying at school. Her...

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Schools Flip the Script on Anti-Bullying Messages

Educators in Arkansas are using new language to address the issue of bullying.  Often anti-bullying messages deter negative behavior, aiming at stopping bullies and encouraging victims to report all incidents.  Many educators are looking to add some positivity to the...

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Schools Pay Students for Bullying Reports

Schools Offer Cash Rewards for Reports of BullyingSome are calling it "Snitches for Hire".  Schools are now offering cash rewards to students who report acts of bullying.  This movement is coming after legislation makes bullying a criminal offense.  Repeated acts of...

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Bullying Prevention Expert Speaks to Middle School Students

Recently the "Love Changes It All Tour" visited middle schools in Henry County, Virginia.  As part of the school's Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) program, they invited me to train their middle school students and staff with skills to stop social...

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