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Bullying

Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively dominate others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual. One essential prerequisite is the perception, by the bully or by others, of an imbalance of social or physical power. Behaviors used to assert such domination can include verbal harassment or threat, physical assault or coercion, and such acts may be directed repeatedly towards particular targets. Rationalizations for such behavior sometimes include differences of social class, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, appearance, behavior, body language, personality, reputation, lineage, strength, size or ability. 

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How to Raise Awareness

Whether it is the fight against cyberbullying or a new movement to help victims of abuse get the help they need, one of the first – and perhaps the most important – steps to take is raising awareness. All stakeholders must be aware of the social movement or the cause for it to be effective. This means reaching out to victims, loved ones, community members, and agents of change in an effective way.

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10 Ways To Escape Toxic People

How would you know a person is “toxic?” What about them or their behaviors would signal to you that they are toxic? For me, a toxic person is someone who makes you feel a way that you are not, who undermines and mistreats you, and who may come across as kind to others and truly is very unkind to you. A toxic person is someone who “infects” (like a disease) your thoughts, emotions, feelings, and behaviors in ways that are not good. They may be envious of you, they may try to limit or undermine you, or they may simply ignore any kind of progress you make. A toxic person can be anyone, even a person with a mental health challenge, a close friend, a confidant, and/or a family member.

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Cyberbullying & Stalking Guide

Cyberstalking is the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual, group, or organization. It may include false accusations, defamation, slander and libel. It may also include monitoring, identity theft, threats, vandalism, solicitation for sex, or gathering information that may be used to threaten, embarrass or harass.

Child Abuse Prevention 2017 Guide 0

Child Abuse Prevention 2017 Guide

Preventing child abuse can be difficult, especially since we feel often helpless against widespread abuse. So we created this one-stop guide to promote child abuse prevention by compiling a complete list of resources as an information gateway. We have included tips to educate adults and children, information about the different causes and forms of abuse, and how to respond when you suspect child abuse.

Alarming Increase in Suicide Attempts 0

Alarming Increase in Suicide Attempts

Suicide attempts among young adults between the ages of 21 and 34 have risen alarmingly, a new study warns. Among people over 21, the rate of suicide attempts rose 21.5 percent, increasing ‘significantly’ from 2004 to 2013. Suicide attempts are up across the board in the US, but young adults with lower education levels are at especially high risk. Deaths from suicide are on the rise as well, but not as dramatically as suicide attempts. Researchers from Columbia University think that economic and career instability may be leading more young adults to attempt suicide than ever.

PTSD from Childhood Trauma 0

PTSD from Childhood Trauma

Children and teens could have PTSD if they have lived through an event that could have caused them or someone else to be killed or badly hurt. Such events include sexual or physical abuse or other violent crimes. Disasters such as floods, school shootings, car crashes, or fires might also cause PTSD. Other events that can cause PTSD are war, a friend’s suicide, or seeing violence in the area they live.

Internet Safety: Keep Kids Safe Online 0

Internet Safety: Keep Kids Safe Online

The internet is a fantastic tool, but dangers lurk within! Keeping your children and teens safe online becomes more challenging by the day. Don’t worry though! In this guide, I show you what dangers to look out for, and share some quick and easy tips to help protect your loved ones. The internet raises a host of dilemmas for modern parents. While we are keen to see our children harness the opportunities the web offers them, we also have to balance this with the obvious need to protect young people from its inherent dangers. The internet is now far too ubiquitous for parents to simply plead a lack of technical understanding. The dangers of the connected world are just as real as the benefits.

Ending Child Abuse And Maltreatment In The U.S 0

Ending Child Abuse And Maltreatment In The U.S

According to recent data from the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, one in 34 children is confirmed as abused or neglected in Massachusetts each year. That’s one case confirmed every 15 minutes. To get a better picture of the issue, I sat down with Suzin Bartley, executive director of The Children’s Trust, an organization with a mission to stop child abuse in Massachusetts. Bartley also serves as a co-chair of the Massachusetts Legislative Task Force on the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse. In our interview, we discuss some of the systemic contributors to child abuse, the costs that abuse incurs for the individual and the community, and the most effective ways to end the epidemic.

Online Kid Safety: Parent’s Guide 0

Online Kid Safety: Parent’s Guide

Do you wonder what dangers our children face online? Do you read news reports about online predators and scammers and want to teach your kids to protect themselves? Looking to gain control over what your child can and can’t view online? I’m sure you will agree with us when we say protecting children’s privacy online can often be overwhelming. The internet is constantly changing and new dangers pop up every month. Criminals change tactics frequently and last year’s defenses sometimes just don’t work anymore. In this guide, we outline some of the issues facing modern parents today and provide step-by-step instructions on how to protect your loved ones.

Creative Therapies are Helping Abuse Survivors to Recover 0

Creative Therapies are Helping Abuse Survivors to Recover

Whether it is psychological, emotional or sexual, being a victim of abuse can leave emotional and mental wounds that are much more difficult to heal than cuts and bruises. Survivors of childhood abuse may often find it immensely difficult to cope with the damage to their own mental health and the intense, negative thoughts and feelings that plague them for a long time after the actual abuse has ended. Going through abuse in childhood can lead to mental health issues in adulthood, which can hinder an individual’s ability to find peace and happiness in their life.

12 Child Sex Abuse Statistics All Parents Need To Know 0

12 Child Sex Abuse Statistics All Parents Need To Know

As a parent and an educator I find the statistics below both confronting and horrifying. However, they do highlight the reasons WHY we need to teach the children in our care Body Safety from the earliest of years. Such age-appropriate knowledge is empowering for children, and might well be the difference between a child becoming one of these statistics or not.

April: Child Abuse Prevention Month 0

April: Child Abuse Prevention Month

Since 1985, April has been nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Each year, there are nearly 3 million reports of child abuse and neglect. And we know that child abuse cases are vastly under-reported, as adults often fail to recognize or respond to warning signs of child abuse, and abused children suffer in fear and silence. National Child Abuse Prevention Month offers a powerful opportunity to highlight child abuse facts, explain the importance of reporting child abuse, encourage community involvement, and support abused children.

Ways to Keep Your Child Safe 0

Ways to Keep Your Child Safe

With the number of vehicles increasing on our roads, it is important that a child is taught and understands road safety. By being taught child road safety signs when you are young, you will remain safe whether you are playing with toys as a child, or when preparing to get your driving license using practice theory tests on Top Tests.

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