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 Sentient Biped on May 12, 2012 at 12:17pm

Hazing.  I guess I'm glad I was an outcast, and never considered for a fraternity.  Well, there was boot camp - Fort Polk Louisiana, but I didn't really mind that. Even the tear gas had an element of, well, rite of passage.

From the Yahoo link above "Paddled. Forced to eat dog food or human vomit. Branded with a heated wire hanger. Thrown in a kiddie pool of human vomit, feces, semen, and rotten food. Deprived of sleep. Beaten until organ failure or death."

That's why kids go to college?  Pay enough tuition to buy a mini-mansion?   To be thrown into a kiddie pool with that?

Comment by Sentient Biped on May 12, 2012 at 12:05pm

"People always think something's all true."
- J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Ch. 2

Comment by Susan Stanko on May 12, 2012 at 11:25am

I read Catcher in the Rye in one of my American Novels classes in high school.

Comment by Loren Miller on May 12, 2012 at 5:52am

Hmph!  The most exotic thing we ever read in high school was O. E. Rolvaag's 
Giants in the Earth, my junior year.  I didn't pick up
Catcher until college!

Comment by Sentient Biped on May 11, 2012 at 9:53pm

My 10th grade high school teacher had us read "Catcher in the Rye" and "Clockwork Orange" and "Lord of the Flies".  The next year she was no longer there.  I wonder why?  Meanwhile I was reading Robert A. Heinlein, Philip K. Dick, Philip Jose Farmer, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clark, Samuel R. Delaney.  What a geek!

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 11, 2012 at 1:52pm

Yeah, just remember that. A little respect for your elders. Ha ha ha!

Comment by Susan Stanko on May 11, 2012 at 1:50pm

Never read either one.  I feel like such a youngun with you guys posting graduation dates.  Mine was 1990

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 11, 2012 at 1:14pm

Class of 1973. Never had either in school. Had to read Donne later in life. Still haven't read Ibsen, But I will have to now. Thanks, Joan. I appreciate it. Never to late, until that shovel is throwing the dirt over me.

Comment by Loren Miller on May 11, 2012 at 12:59pm

Wow, I guess things were going downhill even back in my day (high school class of 1968).  I NEVER read Ibsen! [chuckle!]

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 11, 2012 at 12:46pm

Susan, probably all high school students of my generation (high school class of 1954), had to read John Donne. That and Henrik Ibsen, "An enemy of the people" and "The Doll House". Those stories have stayed with me all these 58 years years later.

 

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