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: 44
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 July 22, 2012 at 11:30am

It is best not to show them that you care. Do not give them a wise comeback to their nasty or insulting remarks!

This can be hard to do. Best to just walk away and do not engage with this person anymore.

Comment by Steph S. on July 22, 2012 at 11:16am

Simply do not be insulted. Their remark is as insincere as flattery. If they want to have a problem with you, that is their problem.
So don't take abuse - get people like that out of your life. Life is too short to deal with bullies and mean people.

Comment by Steph S. on July 22, 2012 at 11:03am
There are always people who get their kicks by tormenting someone else. They enjoy insulting or teasing others, because they themselves are insecure. They are obviously completely jealous of something you have - your looks, luck, or friends and family so just think, "Wow, that's a compliment!"

They get pleasure out of watching the person who they have insulted or teased squirm, feel uncomfortable or cry. Their main purpose is to get a reaction out of the other person. This despicable breed are known as "bullies". They look for a comeback, they expect it, so don't give it!


http://www.wikihow.com/React-when-Insulted-or-Teased
Comment by Steph S. on July 22, 2012 at 11:02am
If someone says something insulting, the general response is to ignore them. If I were talking to a wall, the wall wouldn't reply back so I'd get bored and leave the wall alone. If I were talking to the wall and the wall somehow talked back I would keep talking because I know I'll get a reply. Same thing with bullies.
Comment by Steph S. on June 4, 2012 at 3:03pm
Cool video Dallas! Checking that article link.
Comment by A Former Member on June 4, 2012 at 12:45pm
Comment by A Former Member on May 16, 2012 at 6:45pm

The most effective way to deal with a bully:

 

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 14, 2012 at 4:15pm

Right-on Loren.  God is the biggest bully of all.

Comment by Loren Miller on May 13, 2012 at 9:34am

A post someone made on a board I follow made me think: is there a bully out there bigger than god?  "Believe in me or suffer for eternity!!!"  Someone tell me how you get more coercive than that!  If someone wants to go after human bullies, yet tolerates the biggest bully of them all, that person has some explaining to do!

Comment by A Former Member on May 12, 2012 at 6:07pm

SB, I skimmed that article. It's no wonder the upper crust is so fucked up. And we trust these people with our money and government?

 

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