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Bullying Claims the Life of an 11-Year-Old Cancer Survivor

As a very young child, merely 3 years of age, Bethany Thompson has been diagnosed with brain cancer, what must have been devastating news for the family. But they have all battled through radiation therapy, and, in 2008, the child has been proclaimed a cancer survivor and cancer-free. She has overcome the worst that could ever

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Black Mirror Takes On Cyberbullying – Review

An episode from the new season of the award-winning television show takes on the subject of cyberbullying. Warning: Spoilers ahead! Charlie Brooker’s dark, dystopian, speculative fiction show often deals with the challenges that stem from new technology meeting social issues, so it was only a matter of time before cyber-bullying would be given the black

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Bullying News

Bullying has become more prevalent in the media and the true extent and lasting effects of bullying are becoming more well-known. Whether bullying occurs at school, in the neighborhood, online or in the workplace, the effects are far-reaching and devastating. Research aimed at understanding bullying, as well as legislation to combat bullying, is keeping the

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Ice Bucket Challenge, A Good Cause Or A Bullying Platform?

Let’s get one fact straight. There is no harm in having some laughs for a good cause. But we couldn’t help realize that some people doing the Ice Bucket Challenge are being bullied into doing it or, worse, bullied for not doing it. Neknomination, anyone? It is in an excellent cause and has raised a lot

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How To Kill Someone? Do you really need to know?

In our society, murder is one of, if not the most, heinous acts a person can commit. This is one of the main reasons for prisoners to spend the remainder of their lives in jail or even to face the death penalty. However, more and more teens are looking up how to kill someone, which

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FML: Every Life Deserves Better

What is FML? By now we have all become accustomed to online jargon, shorthands and acronyms that have developed over decades of Internet use. Silly as they might seem, most of us must plead guilty of truncating, abbreviating, or misspelling words to save a few seconds here and there. Unfortunately, the jury is still out

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How To Become Famous In A Nutshell

Fame and fortune is a common goal that many young people share today. The desire to be famous is one reason so many young people consider becoming an actor, musician, model or other so-called “glamourous” career. There’s no one set way for how to become famous. People who wonder “How can I become famous” generally consider

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What should I Read Next?

The Harry Potter series, originally written as children’s fiction, is adored by millions of children, teens and adults around the world. Long-time fans are constantly searching for other fantasy books that can provide them with similar adventures and characters to love. Following the Harry Potter precedent, other children’s and teens’ books have recently become popular with

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What to do When Bored: Age Appropriate Activities for Everyone

Thanks to the freezes of the last few winters, many parents have had to entertain their bored kids at home, sometimes with no electricity or with limited resources.  What do you do with your children when they are bored?  How can you entertain them? Discover our guide on What to do When Bored.  You can turn

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Police Brutality: 5 Things You Didn’t Know

How many times have you seen stories on the news about police officers being caught on tape while abusing their power? How often do you hear about police brutality cases where the officer is not punished? Chances are, it’s pretty often. These stories have been prominently featured in the news as of late. It seems that

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