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: 43
Latest Activity: May 30

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

How introverts react to extrovert bullying

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck May 30. 7 Replies

School Climate can decrease Bullying

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck May 30. 1 Reply

Childhood Bullying Can Leave Lifelong Scars

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. Nov 24, 2013. 2 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 Steph S. on December 10, 2011 at 11:42pm
What a great group! Thanks Dallas! Hey everyone!
Comment by James Croft on December 10, 2011 at 11:32pm
Comment by Loren Miller on December 10, 2011 at 9:58pm

Glad to join, DG.  I was bullied and teased a LOT as a kid for reasons I was never 100% conscious of back in those days.  All I knew was that I was different ... and back then, I wasn't wild about being different, nor did I have the tools to deal with it.

If I can help someone going through the same thing, maybe smooth the path for them even a little, I would feel privileged.

Comment by A Former Member on December 10, 2011 at 7:23pm

Nerdlass, he has a lot of videos. Do you remember which one that was?

Comment by Nerdlass on December 10, 2011 at 7:13pm
I don't know if anyone here watches King Heathen on Youtube. I was at his latest blogtv sessions. He explained his disappearance from Youtube centering around the loss of his brother-in-law. The brother-in-law had been gay and could not handle the burden of how that affected his family life. He did not feel he could be accepted, that his life was worthy... ...His parents had said they would have accepted him, no matter what, but KH said that before his BIL took his own life, the parents did not give that impression at all.

His wife has closed everyone out from her life and now, KH and his wife have lost their marriage, as a result. To his credit, he's putting up a strong front... but you could tell how hurt and torn he is over this.

I want to see the parents of those bullied dead to make their own videos, reaching out to parents of all children. Children need to know their home is safe, especially when things outside are so very hard, so very scary. Young adults needthe support of their parents, too, quite often, as in the case of KH's BIL.
Comment by A Former Member on December 10, 2011 at 6:32pm

Thanks for joining.

 

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