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Fighting back against cyberbullying

Thursday, May 3, 2018

By Carrie Berk
Age 15 and author of "Ask Emma"

Ugly, fake, stupid, phony, freak...these were just some of the words I was subjected to when I was cyberbullied. They swept me up in an emotional tornado that repeatedly knocked the wind out of me. And even worse, I had done absolutely nothing to stir up this storm.

A Record-breaking Parent Night in Pueblo, Colorado

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Bessemer Academy faces many of the same challenges as other schools in Pueblo, Colorado, a town of 110,000 people that has struggled to reinvent itself in the face of deindustrialization and enormous job losses. Nearly 90% of students in Pueblo City Schools qualify for free or reduced lunch. 

Reflections on Parkland by Nathan Gauer

Friday, March 30, 2018

I’m inspired by the youth from Parkland, Florida. They are piercing the numbness so many have succumbed to when faced with news of yet another school shooting. They’re engaging in dialogue with youth from America’s inner cities and making the important connection between school shootings at affluent suburban schools and the gun violence that robs the lives of thousands of youth in our country’s forgotten neighborhoods.

Cybercrimes and Cyberbullying

Friday, March 23, 2018

Cybercrime is becoming a huge problem. The World Wide Web is a vast and expansive place and, unfortunately, it is home to cybercriminals. These individuals and organisations use the online world to perform illegal activities such as stealing bank account details, disrupting computer systems, and obtaining private information. Cybercrimes exploit system weaknesses and also our general lack of awareness of correct online security procedures. Malware, phishing, viruses and denial of service attacks are all types of cyberattacks that can be hugely damaging. 

Making sense of the unthinkable

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

It’s nearly twenty years since Columbine and here we are again, trying to make sense of another brutal school shooting, this time at Stoneman Douglas High School at Florida. In the last four years, beginning with the killing of 20 first graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, there have been 239 school shootings nationwide.

No Bully Rhode Island in the News

Monday, February 26, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Providence Public School District today announced the adoption of the “No Bully” program in seven of its elementary and middle schools.

A Story of Change from the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

We often have the opportunity to bring Solution Teams to extraordinary school communities. The infographic illustrates how training staff at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind led to a remarkable reduction in cyberbullying among students with a hearing disability.

  

Coalition forms to end bullying in Rhode Island

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

According to a survey released by the Rhode Island (RI) Department of Education in 2017, 25% of all RI students (3rd grade and older) reported being bullied on school grounds. Among the elementary school respondents, close to one in three reported they’d been bullied within the last year. Rhode Island schools are keen to adopt a solution that can bring the bullying epidemic to an end.

Lessons from an inner city school

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Kenesta Mack worked as a Special Education teacher at Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion High School.  At one time it was one of the country's most dangerous schools.  She is now a No Bully trainer.

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