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Boy Banned From Wearing My Little Pony Backpack Receives Outpouring of Support

My Little Pony is causing one big problem.

Grayson Bruce, a 9-year-old boy from Buncombe County, North Carolina, has been ordered by school officials not to bring his My Little Pony backpack to school anymore because it makes him a target for bullies

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Forest Hill Northern Students Music Video a Winner (video)

Life as a teenager is tough.  Teenagers have parents who are stupid...or so my girls said to me...classmates who may, or may not, accept them, the wanting to be in the "right crowd."

Well, students at Forest Hills Northern High School, here in Grand Rapids are addressing that, and put together a great video.  Using Katy Perry's song, "Roar," I think they 'knocked it out of the park' with their look at bullying, acceptance and believing in who you are.

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WKBT
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Wisconsin News Anchor Responds On-Air To Email Telling Her She’s Too Fat For TV [Video]

I am so inspired by this video, and this woman. With bullying in the news so much, we tend to think that it only happens between children. But, there is such a thing in the adult world, too, and it happened to news anchor Jennifer Livingston of WKBT in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. A viewer wrote her an email claiming that she was setting a poor example for young people in the community because she is overweight. While Jennifer tried to laugh it off, several other people in the news media could not, including her husband, news anchor Mike Thompson.

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Dad Reports Son To Police In Beating Videotape, Would You?

I was in the kitchen getting some coffee this morning and a clip from this video was being shown on Good Morning America on ABC. It showed a number of boys, in their teens, beating up one lone boy in an alley

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10 Year Old Girl Hangs Herself After “Alleged” Bullying At School

I get this!  I understand it.  I had the chance to talk to a lot of teens when I did some radio in Detroit.  The stuff that was going on back then was unthinkable.  The ability to do more damage now with the massive impact of the internet; well, I can't imagine

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Stuttering Teen Philip Garber Jr. Takes a Stand Against Discrimination

When Philip Garber Jr.’s history teacher at New Jersey’s College of Morris told him not to ask questions during class because his stutter took up too much time, Garber was not content to simply sit in silence.

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Bullying! Teach Kids To Fight Back Without Throwing A Punch

It's a concept that focuses on building confidence and self esteem.  It's kind of like this, I think; If you know you can destroy someone if you need to, you don't really need to prove that to anyone any longer

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5 Ways To Help Your Kids Transition Back To School After A Long Grand Rapids Summer Break

I always enjoy watching Dr. Matthew Clark on Take Five & Company.  He's a local psychologist with The Clark Institute right here in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  His practice is primarily with young people and families.  I invited him on today's show to talk about the stresses for the kids going back to school.  Routines change, sleeping times will change, video computer time will change once they have to start doing homework and hitting the books.  So how can you make the transition easy for you and the kids?

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Today is ‘Be Nice Day’ [VIDEO]

The Mental Health Foundation has chosen today as "Be Nice Day" in Kent County.
It's an effort to help prevent bullying and suicides among our youth.
Here's the story from WZZM 13.

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National Bullying Helpline
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Eagles Players Surprise 13 Year Old Bully Victim On The View Today!

This Has To Stop!  It's always the weak who only feel strong when they travel in packs.  This young man described his experience to his mom as "getting jumped" by 7 kids.  Nadin Khoury, a 13-year-old Delco, PA, boy, was bullied by seven classmates who notoriously videotaped the assault and put it on YouTube

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