Why Bystanders Don’t Stand Up for Victims of Bullying

Why Bystanders Don’t Stand Up for Victims of Bullying

As we know, bullies need an audience when they bully their victims. Any time bystanders are near, the bully’s ego is fueled and the victim is made to suffer humiliation. Bullies need bystanders to demonstrate their perceived power and might in front of in order

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Bullied Girls Dating Grown Men: Getting the Acceptance They Don’t Get at School

Bullied Girls Dating Grown Men: Getting the Acceptance They Don’t Get at School

A girl who is bullied sometimes turns to older men as a means of obtaining acceptance and validation. When you’re a bullied young girl, having a boyfriend or sex partner can feel like such a welcome change from the pressure and pain of the bullying

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Under a Microscope

Under a Microscope

When a person is a target of bullying at school, everyone—and I mean everyone—is watching. Classmates (bullies and bystanders), teachers, and staff constantly have that poor target under surveillance, and it isn’t because they’re watching out for them. They’re all waiting for the victim to

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Don’t Give Up Your Happiness to Make a Bully Feel Better

Don’t Give Up Your Happiness to Make a Bully Feel Better

Never attempt to change yourself to appease a bully. If you’re a target of bullying, always remember this: no matter what you do, good or bad, it will never be right by a bully. Even if you were to save someone’s life, it still would

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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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Targets Can Become Bullies Themselves (Part 3)

Targets Can Become Bullies Themselves (Part 3)

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this article, I discussed the pain and shame a bully’s target feels and how it can lead to the target turning around and bullying others, and I admitted my own shameful experience. Today, I want to address all

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Targets Can Become Bullies Themselves (Part 2)

Targets Can Become Bullies Themselves (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this piece, I made the shameful confession that, even though I was bullied when I was young, I bullied others as a means to avoid feeling like I was at the very bottom of school pecking order. It’s nothing I’m proud

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Targets Can Become Bullies Themselves (Part 1)

Targets Can Become Bullies Themselves (Part 1)

This is—and always will be—very hard for me to admit. However, I feel an obligation to each and every bullied person to be truthful about how I, too, bullied others when I was in school. No one wants to admit that they were ever a

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The Reality Behind Reality Shows

The Reality Behind Reality Shows

The TV reality shows that receive the highest ratings also have the highest incidences of peer abuse—bullying. Peer abusers—bullies—love drama and are drawn to it like flies to feces! The more altercations and confrontations a reality show displays for viewers, the more drama it brings. More

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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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