It Gets Better: Atheists for a Bully-free World

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It Gets Better: Atheists for a Bully-free World

Atheists for a Bully-free World

Location: USA
Members: 42
Latest Activity: Apr 8

Welcome to It Gets Better

Bullying and teen suicide are nothing new, but in recent years we have become increasingly aware of the damage bullying does ― to both children and adults alike ― with what seems to be a sudden spike in teen suicides related to being bulled.

 

The death of a child, particularly at his or her own hands, is never acceptable. It is a blight on human society that schools do not do more to prevent this, that parents can raise their children to be mean and spiteful to others, and that bullied kids don't have a support system on which they can rely when they are faced with feelings of despair and isolation.

 

The content of this group will undoubtedly be difficult to deal with. It is painful to see children ostracized from their peers, and made to feel as if they don't matter or don't belong. Of course, bullying is not confined to schools, either. Many adults experience bullying at home or in the workplace as well. All these issues will be explored in this group. 

 

 

 

ONGOING THREADS
In Memoriam: Remembering the Victims of Bullying
Coping with Bullying: Videos, News, and PSAs 

 

EXTERNAL LINKS
StopBullying.gov
It Gets Better Project
It Gets Better Project - Official YouTube Channel
The Trevor Project
Jared Story.com
Bullying Education.org
Bullycide in America
Respect U
The Price of Hate
Kindness Above Malice
School Bullying Council
Parent's Guide to Preventing and Responding to Bullying

Discussion Forum

School Climate can decrease Bullying

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 27, 2013. 0 Replies

Childhood Bullying Can Leave Lifelong Scars

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. Nov 24, 2013. 2 Replies

How introverts react to extrovert bullying

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. Nov 22, 2013. 3 Replies

When bullying goes high-tech

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 22, 2013. 1 Reply

The Bully Economy hits families

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 16, 2013. 0 Replies

Bullying within Atheism

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Luara Apr 13, 2013. 8 Replies

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Comment by Nerdlass on January 7, 2012 at 8:24pm
I also was bullied for going through puberty early. I was accused of stuffing my bra. I was also not well off. No designer outfits... my shoes were worn through before I could get new ones from Payless. But I came from a happy and loving family. I was open with my parents, something that I couldn't have been, if I was bullied and gay. So I can only imagine how hard it is for kids having to deal with bullying and such a secret (in a lot of cases). My out from all the bullying was going to a magnet school for the gifted and talented... I'm not sure if I would have made it, otherwise. I'd been eating so unhealthily and getting more and more inverted, the opposite of my natural state...

Bullying of all sorts needs to be dealt with, by all involved parties.
Comment by Nerdlass on January 7, 2012 at 8:15pm
Dallas, sorry for the belated reply, due to the holidays!

It was on his blogtv... I haven't seen him post anything regarding it on YT yet. If he does, I'll link it here, though, okay?
Comment by Steph S. on January 6, 2012 at 2:54pm
Glad you could join us Maia.
Comment by Maia Ritchie on January 6, 2012 at 2:19pm

This seems like a nice group. Maybe it'll help me get past my history of being bullied.

Comment by Steph S. on December 30, 2011 at 10:39pm

Have a safe and Happy New Year!

Comment by Steph S. on December 27, 2011 at 3:50pm

Right Earther -- I get you!

Comment by Earther on December 27, 2011 at 3:37pm

I am sad, depressed, angry and arguementative, but i have a right to be.  The whole world hates me because I am an atheist and I refuse to live a lie.  That is why I am happy!

Comment by Steph S. on December 27, 2011 at 3:23pm

Oh Hi Earther! Thanks for following me here! So nice to have company. I haven't heard that one about atheists being sad - but I have heard the one about atheists being angry and argumentative. I've had that said to me before.

Comment by Earther on December 27, 2011 at 3:20pm

Have you ever been told "I thought atheists are sad all the time"?  ugh!

Comment by Earther on December 27, 2011 at 3:19pm

Steph, I didn't know about this group until I followed you here, so thanks. 

 

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