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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Listen to Your Gut

Listen to Your Gut

First things first: I would like to apologize for missing the weeks’ blog posts here. I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather and have been resting. Thank you all for the prayers. So, on to this week’s post. At different times in my life,

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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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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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Fight or Flight: In a Minefield, Neither is a Choice

Fight or Flight: In a Minefield, Neither is a Choice

Any time a person has been the object of relentless bullying over an extended period of time, that person is constantly in a state of high alert. Although useful in short, immediate circumstances, this hyper-vigilance can be unhealthy if the person remains in this state

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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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