Posts Tagged ‘Teen Suicide’

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Peer cruelty is something that no should have to tolerate. Growing up today is difficult enough – being an adolescent, understanding who you are, going through puberty and realizing you are not what people expect can be devastating. I recently read a Huffington Post article with a compelling short film that I am sharing, SAM.¬† […]

posted by on Difficult Teens, Holiday Sadness, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Teen Depression, Teen Suicide

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Tis the time of year that everyone is supposed to be full of joy and the spirit of Christmas with their loved ones – family and friends! Lots of food, music, laughter, chatter, gifts and social media sharing – or oversharing it all! Like some adults, there are some teenagers that struggle with sadness at […]

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Cyberbullying. Just for kicks I looked up the definition online and did a screenshot of it. If you can read the bottom lines it states: “children may be reluctant to admit to being victims of cyberbullying” I can understand the reluctance. We know that many kids and adults will silently suffer and unfortunately we don’t […]

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When we hear about the tragic suicide of a youth, many authorities, family members and friends will go straight to their Facebook page to see if there were any warning signs. Is your teen acting withdrawn?¬† Secretive? Shutting down their screen as you walk by? Losing weight? Gaining weight? Changing friends?¬† Recent boyfriend break-up? Starting […]

posted by on Bullying, Bullying prevention, Bullying Prevention Month, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Cybersafety, Teen Suicide

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The suicide of 12 year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick, like the other tragic suicides of young lives, created a ground swell of bullying and cyberbullying prevention advocates to write many articles about horrific incident. During National Bullying Prevention Month we just learned that two more young lives will be changed forever — however not how you […]