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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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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Beyond Protection: 3 Ways Pyngby Can Save You Money

Beyond Protection: 3 Ways Pyngby Can Save You Money

Pyngby is a great phone app. It provides protection from in-person harassment and harassment over the phone. But in addition to shielding users, another thing it offers users is the ability to save money. Yes, using Pyngby can reduce wasted time and save unnecessary expenses.

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When the Bully is in Charge

When the Bully is in Charge

When I was in elementary school I was bullied because I was—and still am—a little different, personality-wise, from most other kids. Among other things, I had (and still have) ADD. I would leave class to take tests and do assignments elsewhere, with extra time to

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