Read How One Young Person Overcame Bullying

Read How One Young Person Overcame Bullying

Watchdog Creative’s premier blogger Cherie White is nothing but vocal in her efforts to save young people from the pain of bullying. Wonder why? In her recently-released book From Victim to Victor, Cherie details her harrowing and heartbreaking experience as the target of relentless bullying  for

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Telling Victims to “Toughen Up” is a Cop-Out!

Telling Victims to “Toughen Up” is a Cop-Out!

There’s a widely held belief that bullying toughens kids up. I think it’s one of the biggest cop-outs I ever hear. So, you’re a parent, grandparent, teacher, or principal and a child comes to you to report being bullied or harassed. You listen, and you

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The Harassment of Brandy Vela: When Bullies Cross the Line

The Harassment of Brandy Vela: When Bullies Cross the Line

Brandy Vela, a beautiful eighteen-year-old senior at Texas City High School, passed away by her own hand several months ago after relentless cyber-bullying by internet trolls who tormented her online about her weight and spread rumors about her. Believe it or not, her tragic death

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Bullying Can Make or Break You—Life’s Too Short to Let It Break You!

Bullying Can Make or Break You—Life’s Too Short to Let It Break You!

If you have been there, you know that being the object of bullies is a hell that only few can comprehend. If you aren’t careful, it can very easily turn you from a kind and caring human being, to one of two things: An angry,

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Are Schools Really Concerned About Bullying?

Are Schools Really Concerned About Bullying?

Just the other day, I was talking with a friend of mine about bullying and the attitude of schools toward the problem. We all would like to think that schools are there for the children. That they always want to help when a child or

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Stand Up and Don’t Back Down

Stand Up and Don’t Back Down

Classmates, Coworkers, and Friends, I am a freshman in college. I did my four years in public high school. I was the guy the jocks tolerated but did not consider a friend. I played football and ran track for a few years. I watched bullying

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Bullying and Crimes Against Anyone with Autism, Asperger’s, or Special Needs Should be Considered Hate Crime!

Bullying and Crimes Against Anyone with Autism, Asperger’s, or Special Needs Should be Considered Hate Crime!

For months, I’ve wanted to speak out about people on the Autism Spectrum and the extremely high rates of victimization and bullying they endure daily. It’s bad enough that they struggle with a disability that they neither asked for nor have any control over; It’s

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What’s in a name? Everything, actually

What’s in a name? Everything, actually

It sounds strange a first, but as we launch Pyngby for Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Bullying Prevention Month, I find myself recalling my days as a young carpenter. It’s hard to believe, but back then, we were still cutting the 2×4 door plates by hand — a tough job to do, to

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Pyngby as a Safety Net for our College Campuses

Pyngby as a Safety Net for our College Campuses

Have you seen this Teen Vogue article that reports that, according to the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, freshmen in college, more than any other group, are victims of sexual assault in college.  Later in the article it says, “Of course, sexual assault is no one’s fault but the

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