Singer/Songwriter Charly's new music video shows there is Hope and Support for those who have been bullied! 19 year old Charly experienced bullying and cyberbullying herself, but now she is using the power of music to reach people's hearts and stop bullying! Rock on Charly! Check out the video here:
On Sunday, students and parents held a candlelight vigil for Alyssa Morgan, a 12-year-old from Iowa who died by suicide in April. Alyssa’s mom said her daughter was bullied for being bisexual, and accuses her school of not doing enough to keep her safe.
"We want people to take away from this that bullying is a big deal and it needs to be addressed on every level at every school, not just Southeast Polk,” said organizer Bradley Thompson, whose son is also a victim of bullying.
The school district claims they have taken steps to address the bullying that Alyssa faced, but those steps are unclear and have not shown results. What happened to Alyssa is unacceptable, and the district needs to be held accountable. This means implementing putting steps in place to ensure that the next time a student is bullied, the teachers and administrators will intervene and what happened to Alyssa will not happen again! Be an Upstander and tell the Southeast Polk School Board that they need to protect their students from bullying!171 signatures
This Week in Bullying
by Joseph Neese
Here’s a look at the biggest bullying headlines from around the country last week.
Children in the U.S. are four times more likely to develop mental health problems as a result of school bullying than as a result of child abuse, according to the results of a new study published in Lancet Psychiatry.
The results of the study “consistently showed an increased risk of young adult mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and self-harm or suicidality in children who were bullied by peers whether or not they had a history of maltreatment by adults.”
It further concludes: “The insufficiency of resources for bullying compared with those for family maltreatment requires attention. It is important for schools, health services, and other agencies to coordinate their responses to bullying, and research is needed to assess such interagency policies and processes.”
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