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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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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The Excuses Bystanders and People in Authority Make for a Bully

The Excuses Bystanders and People in Authority Make for a Bully

As we all know, bullies are very practiced and convincing liars, and they have a talent for using charm to deceive bystanders and authority. Understand that this “charm” bullies often display is only a tool to help out up a smokescreen to cover their bad

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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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Lost in the statistics: Men as victims of abuse

Lost in the statistics: Men as victims of abuse

How often does domestic violence happen in America? Unbelievably, roughly 4.7 million women face domestic abuse every single year in America, with almost one in three facing domestic violence sometime in their lifetime. Even more unbelievable is how often it also happens to men. I

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A Call to Action, Part 2: When You Need a Witness

A Call to Action, Part 2: When You Need a Witness

One component of domestic violence that most victims experience is the ongoing questioning of the validity of their abuse. In my own experience, I remember countless times when I went to friends and asked, “Was I really abused? Are you sure I’m not making this

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