The limits of free speech
On the morning of 7 January 2015 two Islamist terrorists armed with assault rifles forced their way into the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France. The gunmen killed ten people, including two police officers, shouting the name of Allah hu-Akbar. Read more about Are you Charlie? »
By Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.
Richard S. Milstein is a Massachusetts attorney and founding director of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. Committed to public and community service, Dick was instrumental in co-founding WGBY, the WGBH-affiliated public television station in western Massachusetts. We interviewed him at his home in Boston.
Why do you care how people treat each other?
No Bully announced today that Utah schools will have the opportunity to participate in a No Bully pilot program in the 2015-2016 school year. The No Bully Utah Pilot was launched at the Utah Multicultural Commission’s Youth Leadership Summit in October 2014 where teachers and students had a chance to learn about the No Bully System from founder Nicholas Carlisle. Participating schools will receive the full series of leadership coaching and staff training contained in the No Bully School Partnership. Read more about No Bully Utah Pilot 2015 »
cj grossman is an art activist. Her quilt against bullycide will be displayed at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park every Friday night in November 2014 (November 7, 14, 21 and 28) from 6:30pm - 8:30pm and Sunday, November 30th from 12 noon to 5pm.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. It comes on the heels of the latest UNICEF report tracking violence against children worldwide. Hidden in Plain Sight is a sobering overview of the many ways that we inflict violence on the young. It is also a timely reminder that adult and peer to peer abuse (bullying) are a global phenomenon.
In their book The Spirit Level Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson present a compelling argument, supported by national and international statistics, that a wide range of social ills (e.g. homicide, obesity, drug use, mental illness, anxiety, teenage pregnancies, high school dropouts and school bullying) are correlated with and seemingly caused by one thing: the growing income gap between the richest and the poorest.
In September 2014 we interviewed Richard Wilkinson, Emeritus Professor at the University of Nottingham, England. Read more about Is income inequality the real cause of student bullying? »