Posts Tagged as ‘Bullying’

This teen a “terrorist”? Really?

From Breakthrough president and CEO Mallika Dutt: Like a lot of teenagers you may know, Mansimran is a basketball-loving, Starbucks-drinking, robotics-studying all-American guy. It shouldn’t surprise you that he’s funny, grounded and charming. It should surprise you that sometimes, when strangers see his turban and the color of his skin, they lean out their car [...]

January 24, 2012 by Mallika Dutt | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Meet Mansimran

Meet Mansimran. He’s an all-American guy who likes Starbucks, hoops, and robotics. He’s a student, an older brother, and an active member of his Sikh religious community. Sometimes, when strangers see his turban, and the color of his skin, they lean out their car window and call him a “terrorist.” He’s not alone: especially since [...]

January 20, 2012 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: TODAY! The ‘It Gets Better Project’ book for LGBT youth launches

Today, the ‘It Gets Better Project’ is officially launching their book It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living.   The org, started by Dan Savage and partner Terry Miller, was in response to the spate of suicides in 2010 by gay teens who were facing continued harassment.  According to the [...]

March 22, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Dan Savage is the man behind the campaign that tells gay youth #It Gets Better

“If there are 14, 15, 16 year olds…12, 13 year olds watching this video, what I would love you to take away from it really is that IT GETS BETTER. However bad it is now, it gets better. And it can get great, it can get awesome. Your life can be amazing but you have [...]

October 1, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

guide to: How to prevent cyberbullying

We’ve been updating you about the tragic cases of cyberbullying taken to the extreme.  For example, one mother in Westchester County, N.Y., discovered Formspring when her daughter came to her, sobbing, after reading putdown after putdown.  We also reported on the suicides committed by two 11-year-olds who could no longer withstand homophobic cyber bullying. Read [...]

August 2, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Today on the National Day of Silence, a film helps LBGT teens in small town America

Earlier this month, when we wrote about the phenomenon of bullying in the age of technology, we found that a lot of the abuse the young people faced was triggered by homophobic sentiments. The award-winning documentary, Out in the Silence, is part of a larger campaign that aims to create awareness about the difficulties that [...]

April 16, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Is the internet killing our kids?

One year ago 11-year-old Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover hung himself after months of daily bullying at school, including repeated taunts of him being gay. The incessant bullying that pushed Carl to commit suicide had continued at his school in spite of his mother’s repeated pleas to the school’s higher-ups to deal with the problem. Later that [...]

April 7, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

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