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Bullying: From the Personal to the Policy

In today’s article over at 365gay.com, I discuss the recent suicides caused by bullying. I have a few suggestions, and also share my own story — which was harder to do than I thought it would be.

  1. Arthur Lipkin
    October 7th, 2010 at 17:06 | #1

    The “It gets better” message is so limited. It may be a needed salve for a kid about to harm him/herself; but where’s the demand to cut the bullying??!!! Why should our youth have to suck it up? I don’t mind the consoling part of the video — the “we went through it too and we survived, nay thrived” — but where’s the empowerment, the “You don’t have to take this crap?”I prefer the message in the “Make It Better Project,” launched by the GSA Network

  2. October 8th, 2010 at 11:41 | #2

    I think the “it’s get better” is one part of a comprehensive strategy, as outlined in the full post. Thanks for alerting me to the GSA effort, which I think is vital. So are lawsuits (unfortunately), which will be the only way for some school districts — and some kids and their parents — to get the message.

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