Category Archives: Media

Equipping Adults to Prevent and Intervene in Bullying at the 21st Century

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Listen to this brief and powerful story told by John Linney in his “Equipping Adults to Prevent and Intervene in Bullying at the 21st Century” at a Conference for Afterschool Centers on Education.


How to Create your own Education Podcast

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Have you ever wondered how you can apply podcasting to support learning in your classroom or school? Eion Lenihan, Instructor at the University of Augsburg, Germany asked me to discuss the power of podcasting in education with his class learning about new technology applications in education. As many people subscribe to Twitter as listen to […]


Harnessing Student Power to Stop Bullying and Violence

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(Original Source) “Violence Knows No Zip Code” – John Linney Youth-on-youth mistreatment is getting younger, meaner, and harder for adults to identify… and more acceptable Bullying – A National Epidemic U.S. Bullying Stats According to Safe School Ambassadors: 25,000 secondary school students are targets of attacks or robberies. Over 1600 teachers are threatened each day and […]


Commentary: The Bystander Effect

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by Linda Chalmer Zemel (original source) In their book, Safe School Ambassadors: Harnessing Student Power To Stop Bullying And Violence, Rick Phillips, John Linney, and Chris Pack discuss the power of change agents. They note the power of social norms, as discussed by Malcolm Gladwell in The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a […]


Elev8 New Mexico

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Elev8 New Mexico, an initiative of the New Mexico Community Foundation, is a part of a national program focused on creating full-service community schools. At Elev8 schools, students and their families benefit from a full range of afterschool activities, a school-based health center, and family support systems.


Canyon Hills Middle School Student’s Death Stirs Fears Of Gang Activities At Other Schools

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by Daniel Borunda, El Paso Times posted Feb 23, 2012, 11:51 AM by Rob Gallardo [updated Mar 1, 2012, 11:28 PM] (Source Reference) The recent death of a Canyon Hills Middle School student should be a wake-up call about the problems of violence, bullying and gangs facing middle-school students, said advocates and parents. The death […]


Curing The Pain Of Bullying

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Students join school initiatives to help peers stamp out menace of exclusion, teasing — or worse by Enid Arbelo and Meaghan M. McDermott (Original Source) Some students sweat and hustle to earn a varsity letter to sew on their school jacket. Others campaign hard for class president. And some have simpler hopes — they just […]


Beating The School Bullies

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BY JEFF NACHTIGAL, Californian staff writer jnachtigal@bakersfield.com (Original Source) Last month, 14-year old Nicole Williams came home from Beardsley Junior High School and said, “There’s videos on YouTube of me getting picked on.” The videos, titled “Messing with Nicole” and “Messing with Nicole 2,” showed a group of girls verbally harassing Nicole and kicking her […]


Dealing with Bullying in the Oak Ridge Community

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by Chuck Briese, Oak Ridge Now (Original Source) Over the course of the last month you may have heard or read about the tragic tales of Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh, and Asher Brown. All three were young men who committed suicide after being bullied because of their sexual orientation. Clementi, an 18 year old Rutgers […]


Orangeburg students learn of the dangers of bullying

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(Original Source) ORANGEBURG, SC (WIS) Bullying can cut much deeper than a dust-up on the playground. The impact can last for years, and the number of school fights on YouTube shows that pent up frustration often gets violent. “It’s harder for adults to see with the invention of electronic devices, bullying and mistreatment can occur […]