Tag Archives: bullying

Moving beyond the Emphasis on Bullying: A Generalized Approach to Peer Aggression in High School

Bullying has been a major topic in the media in the past decade, and many well-meaning activists and politicians have attempted to tackle this problem head-on. In some jurisdictions, anti-bullying legislation has even been introduced. By mandating anti-bullying measures for public schools, for instance, regulators have necessitated reporting requirements on incidences and trends in bullying in schools. But these efforts ... Read More »

LGBT Pride Month Update

June is Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)  Pride Month. On June 2, 2014, President Barack Obama declared June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. The President’s proclamation outlined the important legislative changes in the advancement of LGBT equity that occurred at the state and federal level.  The President noted that the Obama Administration “proudly stands alongside all ... Read More »

June is LGBT Pride Month

On June 1, 2013, President Obama issued a Proclamation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month.  The proclamation outlined the important legislative changes that advance LGBT equity.  NASW members have provided a strong voice in supporting the Administration’s decisions to extend hate crimes protections to include attacks based on sexual orientation or gender identity, the repeal of  “Don’t ... Read More »

Survivors of School Bullying

[Referencing: “Survivors of School Bullying: A Collective Case Study,” Octavio Ramirez, Children & Schools, Volume 35, Issue 2 (April 2013), pp. 93-99.] Much attention has been brought to bear in recent years on the problem of bullying in schools. Social workers and social work educators have done much research on this problem, using an array of analytical tools and surveys ... Read More »

Congressional Hearing on Cyber bullying

On Thursday, June 24th, the House Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities, chaired by Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), held a hearing on cyber bullying.  The witness panel included popular television psychologist, Dr. Phil Mcgraw, and 14-year-old Girl Scout, Dominique Napolitano. Ms. Napolitano offered personal insight by describing a cyber bullying incident involving a school friend, ... Read More »