Your Reputation Precedes You: How Targets of Bullying Can Become Known as the “Bad Guys”

Your Reputation Precedes You: How Targets of Bullying Can Become Known as the “Bad Guys”

Here’s something I’m sure almost no one has pointed out: Bullying often has a “trickle-down” effect on victims. What I mean by this is: A target is harassed to get a reaction. Bullies trash-talk the target, call the target names—basically put the target down, especially

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A Detailed Description of the Pain and Torment Endured By Targets of Bullying (Part 2)

A Detailed Description of the Pain and Torment Endured By Targets of Bullying (Part 2)

In Part 1, I detailed the day of a bullied student, the pain that stretched from getting up in the morning ’til lunch. Now, let me show you the rest of the day. After lunch, the torment escalates to a full blown brawl. In the

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A Detailed Description of the Pain and Torment Endured By Targets of Bullying (Part 1)

A Detailed Description of the Pain and Torment Endured By Targets of Bullying (Part 1)

I don’t think people who have not experienced being targeted by bullying truly understand what those of us who have been are forced to endure. This is a two-part post, and it will still be a little long, so please bear with me… When it

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A Message from One of the Ones Left Behind

A Message from One of the Ones Left Behind

You know by now I’m passionate about the epidemic of bullying and suicide among children and teenagers because I faced the same thing in my youth. I felt the crushing weight of bullying, and the desperate and dark thoughts that seemed my only way to

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Workplace Bullying: What It Looks Like, How to Deal With It

Workplace Bullying: What It Looks Like, How to Deal With It

Workplace bullying is no different than high school bullying. The bullies use the same tactics to discredit and destroy their victims—baiting, bashing and blaming, mobbing, rumor-spreading, and yes, even physical assault. Just like school bullies, workplace bullies have a real flare for escaping accountability and

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10 Signs Your Son is Being Bullied

10 Signs Your Son is Being Bullied

In his blog post this week, St. Louis-based therapist, consultant, and facilitator Dr. Clay Lessor addresses the 10 signs to watch for if your son is being bullied. Dr. Lessor provides some great advice, both in what to watch for and how to help. The

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More Online Resources on Bullying

More Online Resources on Bullying

We got such a great response with our first list of bullying resources we shared, we thought we’d list some more of the great ones we know: Boston vs. Bullies With pro athletes like Mookie Betts, Tory Krug, Aly Raisman, Patrick Ching, and many more

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Different Bullies, Different Bullying

Different Bullies, Different Bullying

(Note: This post is the first in a series I’ll come back to periodically. My goal here is to help you see that there’s no one solution to bullying because there’s no one kind of bully.) Every bully is different. Depending on who they are,

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5 Bullying Resources From Around the Internet and Around the World

5 Bullying Resources From Around the Internet and Around the World

Watchdog Creative doesn’t exist in a vacuum. We’re part of a worldwide movement to promote personal safety and put an end to bullying and harassment. If you’re facing these troubles or want to learn more about them to help out someone else, here are some

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Suicide is NEVER the Solution! (Part 4)

Suicide is NEVER the Solution! (Part 4)

In the previous segments of this post, I discussed how despite how beat down by bullying you may feel, you should never let it push you to taking your own life. For this last segment, I’d like to give you advice on how to overcome

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