• National Bullying Prevention Awareness Week

    Date: 10.04.09 | by Judge Tom.

    Today, October 4, 2009, begins a week of education, participation and awareness in bullying prevention across America. Statistics show that everyday over 100,000 children in the U.S. stay home to avoid bullying. Up to one-third of the nation’s students are bullied during the school year and more than 60% everyday at school.

    Watch the following video and see Demi Lovato take a stand against bullying.

     

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    Eddie-S (Flickr)

    Join the fight against all forms of bullying including cyberbullying. The Internet and cell phones have contributed to the problem. Many teenagers believe that their postings are private and will remain so.  However their comments and photos may  spread to millions causing irreparable harm. “Bullycide” has become an all-too-common consequence here at home and across the globe.

    Take a look at the following sites for more information about bullying and cyberbullying. Take a stand against bullying and become active in its eradication.

    www.wiredsafety.org 

    www.teensagainstbullying.org

    www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov

    www.kidshealth.org

    www.beatbullying.org  [England]

    Judge Tom

    This post was written by Judge Tom. Judge Tom is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info. He is a retired juvenile judge and spent 23 years on the bench. He has written several books for lawyers and judges as well as teens and parents including the recently published 'Teen Cyberbullying Investigated' (Free Spirit Publishing). When he's not answering teens' questions, Judge Tom can be found hiking, traveling and reading.

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