Bullying

Yes Only Means Yes

By Inès

There’s such a blur when it comes to saying “No”. For some reason there’s always some type of speculation when it comes to the word. Questions like, “did you mean it?”, “are you joking?”, and “what’s the reason?” arise. This simple two letter word is unclear. So what can we do to ensure one […]

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By Anonymous

In my school we have a program called Clothesline. Its purpose is to represent those that have been abused and encourage others to speak out. I am participating in this event. My father is my abuser. For years he has tried to break my spirit. My life is a game to him. I have […]

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Bullying

By Lucia

During this week on Facebook I saw that a few girls were being bullied on pictures that they sent in the past and have now put on Facebook for everyone to see. I felt the pain that both these girls felt, but at the same time I asked myself why would they send naked […]

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Bullying Gone Way Too Far

By Tamara

As I was getting ready for school Friday morning, I performed my morning routines checking myself out in the mirror as I tuned into Z100. To my surprise, they were reporting a story about a 15-year-old girl who deliberately jumped in front of a bus, committing suicide on December 27, 2011. Her name was Amanda Cummings and she was a victim of bullying. What continues to shock people all over is that Amanda is still being bullied after her death. A memorial page was set up for Amanda and people posted disturbing messages, videos, and pictures mocking her death. Amanda’s Facebook posts had shown signs of her depression, directly saying that she would end her life.
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Now is Your Chance

By Amy

MTV is trying to cast LGBT teens aged 15-25 for an upcoming special about being gay!   Now is your chance to speak out about being gay.  Millions of gay teenagers are being bullied for their sexuality just because people are ignorant about what it means to be gay and how hard it is to be something […]

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It’s Anti-Bullying Week

By Theresa

“The bullying stopped when I claimed myself and proved that I wasn’t afraid. A lot of it was when I was hiding when I was younger.”~ Randy Harrison

I can relate to this quote by Randy Harrison because I once was a victim of bullying. Being a young kid who felt that hiding from the […]

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