Whenever an incident of bullying happens, it casts a spotlight on the students involved - the bully, the bully-followers, and the student being targeted. Schools can use the incident to cast light on what so often lies behind the bullying - the broken homes, the missing social and emotional skills and the mental health issues that have led to any particular student adopting the role of bully or target. If we pay careful attention, the spotlight can reveal to us the students who are at risk – those who are heading towards significant harm unless we interrupt their trajectory.
No Bully today launched a yearlong partnership with the Pawtucket School Department in Rhode Island to end bullying in their seventeen schools. A big thank you to Hasbro for their generous sponsorship!
I first learned that things were heating up at Reddit when I got a call from KCBS radio asking for an interview about Reddit's new community standards. That was in mid-June. By the middle of July Reddit CEO, Ellen Pao, who had been leading the drive to clear the site of hate speech and harassment, had resigned.
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.
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?