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It's time for bullying to end in society

What Parents Need to Know about "Bullycide"-Trigger Warning for Suicide
POTO, pissed off
The death of a girl who died by what her parents call “bullycide” is raising questions about whether suicide can be attributed to bullying.

"However, according to Julie Cerel, president of the nonprofit American Association of Suicidology, bullycide is a misleading term. “Suicide is never [caused by] just one thing — lots of people are bullied who don’t commit suicide,” she tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “Pointing to one event oversimplifies a complicated issue and makes prevention more difficult.”
Data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) supports that point. According to the CDC website, kids who are bullied — and those who bully — are at a higher risk for suicide. However, most kids who are involved in bullying don’t attempt suicide."

Oh, fuck off! Just because many people don't actually go through with committing it doesn't mean they aren't suicidal. You know how I fucking know? Because I was one of those bullied victims that never committed suicide, but it doesn't fucking mean I didn't struggle with thoughts for a while (I refuse to say how long I struggled with thoughts). Only reasons I didn't do it? Well, for starters, I didn't want to hurt those that actually gave a shit about me. Second of all, I didn't want to really die, but I came to the conclusion years after the fact that I was suicidal because I was that desperate to stop being bullied that I was willing to die to fucking escape it.

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Cross posted to Dreamwidth

We're on DW!
I know a made a post before about how we are on Dreamwidth too. However, I made that back in 2011. If you're on DW, BBG is here!

I'm breaking the silence! *Trigger warning for emotional and mental abuse*
Gerard Butler, moderating
Just a friendly reminder....
abusers claiming it as a joke

When you've done all that? It is emotional and mental abuse. People who claim this as jokes are calling it jokes as a way to back peddle when someone has called them out on their behavior.

It's been too quiet here lately, so...
verbal abuse

I can say that even when you try to block it all from your memory, it doesn't work. All those memories of being verbally, mentally, and emotionally abused via bullying come back to bite you in the ass. It does scar you for life.

Internet Bullies Called her Boyfriend Fat and Ugly, but she ended up with the last laugh
When Ashley met Christopher she knew almost instantly he was the one for her. They realized quite soon after that God had brought them together. Two and a half years flew by in their relationship and they're happier than ever. Ashley has even called herself, "the luckiest girl in the world." Things were going great, until Ashely posted a photo of her and Christopher on social media. Never did she imagine she would have to defend herself and her relationship.

Got to love people who trash others because of their appearence. However, I always want to tell those type of people that "Looks don't always last. If you get someone who has a vile personality, you're going to have a bad time". I enjoyed looking at this couple's pics on the article because they look like a fun loving duo that are in love. Good on this woman to counter the comments. I think it's great to stand up for who you are and who you love, regardless if faith has a role in it.

Canadian Cop Dyes Hair Pink to Take Stand against Homphobia, Bullying
Toronto cop Luke Watson has taken a colorful stand against homophobia and bullying.

In honor of International Day of Pink, which raises awareness of homophobia and transphobia, the officer dyed his hair hot pink to fight LGBT discrimination, and is letting Twitter users choose how long he keeps the new ‘do.

Watson promised his followers that for every 1,000 retweets of a picture of his new style, he’ll keep the hair color for another week.

The Day of Pink was started by two straight Canadian students who wanted to show solidarity with a gay classmate who was being bullied for his pink shirt. High schools around Canada host events and change their school colors to pink every year.

That's awesome! Good for him, the two boys that started "Day of Pink", and people who participate :) Things like this help restore my faith in humanity a bit more.

Pregnant Anchor Reads Hate Mail About Her Body on Air and Gets Awesome Response
Chief meteorologist Kristi Gordon of Canada’s Global BC News recently went on-air to deliver an exciting forecast: she was pregnant, and going to have her second child.

However, the delivery of this announcement came with a strange request attached. She asked viewers to, please, be nice about the clothes she wore on TV during her pregnancy. “It was horrible last time,” Gordon declared, in reference to her first go-round carrying a child.

This did not help. People exploded with more “hate mail” than ever about Gordon’s wardrobe and her changing body — which she decided to read during a recent broadcast.

A sample? “Nowhere on North America TV have we seen a weather reader so gross as you,” one piece of mail read. “Your front end looks like the Hindenburg and your rear end looks like a brick [censored] house… We now turn off Global.”

It's absolutely unbelievable how some people can treat others about their appearence, especially towards pregnant women. This MD said it the best:
“Creating and supporting life is truly a miracle, and everyone has had a mother at some point — somebody who made this sacrifice for them, and looked ‘different’ so that they could be alive today,” Worly continues. “Offensive comments aimed at pregnant women are short-sighted, inconsiderate, and overly materialistic.

High Schooler Catches Teacher Bullying Him on Camera
Gerard Butler, moderating
When you hear stories of high school bullying, you expect the harassment to have come from students, not teachers. But a substitute teacher recently led a classroom of bullies in taunting a ninth grade boy—and the freshman caught the whole thing on camera.

Fifteen-year-old Stephen Davis was in math class at Streamwood High School in Illinois last week when a fellow student drew a picture on an electronic whiteboard depicting Davis — which the student labeled as the misspelled “Stepen”— as a big-eared, buck-toothed cartoon monster. Soon, the class’s substitute teacher joined in, and Davis whipped out his camera. The video, which his sister uploaded to Facebook, shows the teacher drawing antennae on the cartoon character, and labeling it “Stephen’s ugly ass.”

Davis told CBS Chicago that he’s used to getting picked on because he’s overweight. “I get bullied a lot during the school day, I’m big. I shake it off. Basically, it’s background noise to me now, it’s happened since first grade,” he said. “But this is the first time a teacher has actually done it.”

From the article:
“A message from CEO Tony Sanders: I want to assure our parents that we are aware of the video that is circulating allegedly showing a substitute teacher bullying a student at Streamwood High. Immediate and appropriate action was taken early this morning pending the outcome of our investigation.”
I have a sneaking suspicion that what I underlined was a nice way of saying "We fired this teacher". At least, I hope that's what happened. It's bad enough when students bully each other, but it is another when you're getting bullied from an authority figure like a teacher. So, I hope she wasn't only fired but cannot sub in that county again. Of course, considering this was caught on camera, she probably won't be subsituting ever again. I have no sympathy for her or anyone else that get caught hurting others on cams.

Bullies' Homecoming Prank Backfires
A teen was told from a group of bullies that she had been nominated for homecoming queen when she wasn't. So, two of her friends, who were both nominated for homecoming queen, decided that if one of them won...they would give the crown to their friend.

A head's up...it's better to watch the vid than try to read the transcript. The transcript is riddled with typos and you understand the full scale of the story more if you watch the vid. If you have trouble seeing the vid, let me know and I will try to give a better summary of the story.

Has anyone ever had a bully or a group of bullies pull a prank like this on you? Or someone you know? Or had pulled a prank similar where they did something to make you think you were getting something or someone was interested in you when it was the opposite?

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Rock Hill teen says she was bullied on school bus, beat for ‘acting too much like a white person’
*Trigger warning for assault and racism*

A Rock Hill teen told police she was bullied on a school bus Thursday afternoon then beaten up by another girl after she was told she was acting “too much like a white person.”

The victim, 16, told police that after getting off the bus on McDow Drive she was punched several times before the female assailant fled, the report states. The claims were corroborated by witnesses interviewed by responding officers, a Rock Hill police report states.

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I hope they find the other girl soon and charge her ass. Also, if it were me, I would get a restraining order.