Wednesday, February 9, 2011

National Stop Bullying Day

Today is National Stop Bullying Day! I think with all the teen suicides that have been in the news lately it's so important to bring this to light and put a stop to it.

I have gathered some information to share with you from Stop Bullying Now and a great website for parents to share with their children Hey Ugly. Just to make it clear UGLY stands for Unique Gifted Lovable You.

A lot of young people have a good idea of what bullying is because they see it every day! Bullying happens when someone hurts or scares another person on purpose and the person being bullied has a hard time defending himself or herself. Usually, bullying happens over and over.

  • Punching, shoving, and other acts that hurt people physically
  • Spreading bad rumors about people
  • Keeping certain people out of a "group"
  • Teasing people in a mean way
  • Getting certain people to "gang up" on others
Bullying also can happen online or electronically. Cyberbullying is when children or teens bully each other using the Internet, mobile phones or other cyber technology. This can include:
  • Sending mean text, email, or instant messages
  • Posting nasty pictures or messages about others in blogs or on Web sites
  • Using someone else's user name to spread rumors or lies about someone  
Go this site for some Prevention and Intervention information. We can help!


  1. Seriously. This almost hurts to read. :( This is why I feel like it should be legal for a parent to kick a kids ass. (you know, the bully.) LOL

  2. I wish this was an epidemic that we could stop permanently!

  3. Thank you for sharing this info. So important for everyone to be aware and work together to stop it.

  4. Currently the most common form of bullying, which no one is doing anything about, is the hitting and kicking of boys in the testicles. Researchers documented that this once unheard act of sexual violence has exploded into an edidemic across our nation, and the psychological damage suffered by the victims can be identical to all other forms of sexual abuse, yet this particular act of abuse is treated as a joke and ignored. Urologists have stated that just 20 years ago they NEVER were called to emergency rooms to perform castrations on severely injured males, but today every single one of them is doing 4 and 5 per year, mostly on boys under the age of 18 who were assaulted at school. Parents don't take this seriously until it is their son being rushed to the hospital with ruptured testicles. Then suddenly they want to know why no one is doing anything to stop this.