Saturday, June 30, 2012

Watch: Video Shows Bullies Attacking Autistic Girl

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A groups of bullies attacked 13-year-old autistic Kayleigh, kicking her, hitting her, and pulling her hair:

Kayleigh's mother reposted the video to Facebook:
The video has now been shared 70,000 times in a matter of days, with the community rallying around the victim's family.

Police in the West Flanders town of Roeselare are now investigating the attack, and the bullies now risk expulsion from their school, where the victim also goes.

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Resources about Stopping and Speaking Up against Bullying:

   IAN Research Report: Bullying and Children with ASD

It has been suggested that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are especially vulnerable to bullying.  Connie Anderson, Ph.D., IAN Community Scientific Liaison - Kennedy Krieger Institute

Blogger Matt Langdon argues that we should promote "pro-hero" schools rather than "anti-bullying" schools to send a more positive message. What do you think?

"A hero is someone who takes action for the good of others despite a risk or sacrifice. That is, when a hero sees something they know to be wrong, they do something about it."

The NO BULL Teen Video Awards - The Great American NO BULL Challenge announced the fifteen finalists of their bullying prevention video competition: First Place Winners receives: a 3 episode video production $10,000  deal, a trip to the Sundance Film Festival in 2013 ($5,000 max value), where their film will be submitted as a Short Film Documentary , and much more!  Eight NO BULL Winners will be announced “live” at the Teen Video Awards in San Francisco on July 21, 2012 during this star-studded evening! 
Promoting awareness, courage and equality using social media and filmmaking.- Shawn Edgington, Campaign Founder.
The Great American NO BULL Challenge 2012  Design Credit: Jordan Harris

Bullying can happen anywhere and to anyone. Get the information that you need to help stop bullying at school, online, and in the community. For more information ...
Department of Justice Examines Impact of Bullying in Schools


  Stop Bullying Now! Strategies for reducing bullying and harm

“We must be the change we wish to see in the world” - Mahatma Gandhi As a culture, we are focusing new attention on bullying. According to world-wide research ...
There is little need to describe the impact of mean actions by peers. Youth who mistreat others frequently are more likely to become aggressive adults and to have criminal records in adulthood. Mistreated young people may grow up with diminished self-confidence and a sense of isolation and helplessness. Youth who witness mean behavior repeatedly are also affected.

Henry’s feelings are hurt when his classmates leave him out, ruin his artwork and call him names. Thanks to Selena, who quietly alerts the teacher, the bullying behavior is stopped. The classroom is reminded that everyone deserves respect.
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Find facts, webisodes, and quizzes about bullying for kids. Visit for more information.
Bullying can affect you in many ways. You may lose sleep or feel sick. You may want to skip school. You may even be thinking about suicide. If you are feeling hopeless or helpless or know someone that is, please call the LIFELINE at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

See videos about recogizing and taking action against bullying.
Yes… That's Bullying | 1:16
The Playground is For Everyone | 1:04
Stand Up Against Bullying In Indian Country | 1:25
What is Bullying (ED, Bullying Summit) | 4:14

Blake Hartlen (left), 12, spars with boxer Mike McWilliams at an assembly during an anti-bullying presentation at A.R. Kaufman school in Kitchener on Thursday.   Students learn to box to stop bullying 
A visitor to A.R. Kaufman Public School took an unconventional approach to teaching kids to channel their energy into something other than bullying. The kids were taught how to punch.  [Bullying Blake Hartlen (left), 12, spars with boxer Mike McWilliams at an assembly during an anti-bullying presentation at A.R. Kaufman school in Kitchener on Thursday. Peter Lee/Record staff]

    Stop Bullying - ThinkQuest
Bullying occurs in every country around the globe when kids aren't tolerant of each other. It is a universal problem faced by kids of every age.

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Don't just sit there scratching your head, find useful info on Stop Bullying on eHow. Get essential tips and learn more about everything from How to Help 8th Graders Stop Bullying to the Differnces Between Child and Teenage Bullying

  Stop Bullying: Speak Up | Find Out How to Prevent Bullying ...

Just by speaking up about it, you can stop bullying in its tracks! Visit Cartoon Network to find out how to prevent bullying.

America's bullying crisis   Stop Bullying: Speak Up -

 eHow Logo  How to Stop Bullying with a Website |

In 2010, 52 percent of students reported seeing bullying at least once a week, according to the National Crime Prevention Council. If you are a target of a bully, you ...

   Stop Bullying Now | A New Perspective that Brings Healing

Stop Bullying Thru Right Thinking is a breakthrough for parents and children about how heal from the effects of bullying and stop bullying now.
The Secret of the Lake by Brie Liberty offers the reader new and helpful ideas on how bullying deeply affects the one being bullied, while also offering a meaningful look into the nature of the bully himself.

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The Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign seeks to raise awareness of the simple, yet powerful actions that parents, kids, and educators can take to prevent bullying.

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